Fifty-nine Greek doctors suspended over prescriptions

Almost 60 doctors who worked with the country’s main healthcare provider, EOPYY, are to be suspended for four months after they were found to be issuing a suspiciously high number of prescriptions for medicines and tests at diagnostic centers.

A total of 87 doctors were called last month to explain their actions but 59 were suspended.

Their cases will be investigated further.

“Everyone has to understand that the system is now working with certain transparent rules and principles,” said Deputy Health Minister Antonis Bezas.