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Parliamentary questions
19 January 2017
E-000264-17
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 130
Eleftherios Synadinos (NI)

 Subject:  Shortages in Greek public hospitals and postponement of scheduled treatments
 Answer(s) 

According to complaints by the Athens Medical Association (ISA), public hospitals in Greece are not able to procure the medicine or materials needed for their smooth operation(1).

This causes problems to how well hospitals operate and, what is more, poses risks to patients.

In particular, the ‘Laiko’ General Hospital of Athens is facing a shortage of cancer drugs, resulting in the postponement of scheduled treatments.

In view of the above, what will the Commission do, under Article 168 TFEU to aid/assist Greece in its public health policy, to help eliminate the aforementioned problems and to make up for any weaknesses in the healthcare of Greek citizens caused by the implementation of austerity policies?

(1) http://www.isathens.gr/syndikal/6576-isa-ekfrazei-anisixia-gia-elleipseis-se-dimosia-nosokomeia.html

Original language of question: EL 
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