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Health inspectors to check hospitals for overcharging

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Health inspectors are to begin extensive checks on public hospitals with the aim of uncovering possible overcharging for supplies, it was revealed on Wednesday.

The head of the Body of Inspectors for Health and Welfare Services (SEYYP), Stavros Evangelatos, received instructions from the government on Wednesday to track down cases of corruption in public healthcare.

Among the items that the inspectors will be looking out for in particular are filters for dialysis machines and radiopharmaceuticals. The inspectors have also been told to inspect equipment that has been purchased by state hospitals but has yet to be used.

Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis pledged on Wednesday that the coalition would overhaul the system for hospital supplies.