Committee upholds court’s bribery conviction of doctor


A disciplinary committee of the national health system (ESY) found a doctor guilty on Monday after his arrest nearly two years ago for demanding and receiving a bribe to perform surgery on a patient at the University Hospital of Evros in Alexandroupoli, northern Greece.

The hospital said the doctor had been handed a 18-month suspended sentence in December 2017 by a court in Alexandroupoli for the same case.

The doctor had claimed that he received the bribe as an upfront fee to provide post-surgery treatment.