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Charges sought for ‘dangerous’ hospital

Public hygiene officials have called for charges to be filed against all those responsible at the Andreas Syngros university hospital, which treats dermatological and venereal diseases, after health inspectors found the facility’s kitchen and storerooms to constitute a danger to the public. Inspectors Ioannis Tsantiris and Stefanos Angelikousis, who sent their report to the public prosecutor’s office, visited the hospital yesterday and were shocked at what they found. «The hospital’s kitchens are – with regard to hygiene – in an unacceptable state and constitute a public danger. We found utensils that were rusty, useless and filthy, and shelves were filthy. The floors too were dirty and worn, and the walls filthy,» their report said. They found 312 kilograms of frozen vegetables unfit for consumption. Hospital officials said power outages caused the vegetables to spoil and they themselves had called the inspectors.