Dialysis departments at Greece’s private hospitals yesterday threatened to stop dispensing medicines on credit to kidney patients insured with the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) as of October 1 over outstanding hospital bills for the months of May and June.

In a statement issued Friday, the clinics said medical suppliers have demanded up-front payment for all new orders.

“Even in our worst nightmares, we couldn’t have imagined that Greek kidney patients would be given just a few days to find out whether they will live or not,” the country’s federation of kidney patients said in a statement.

Πηγή: Ektathimerini.com