A prosecutor has ordered an investigation into charges of infant trafficking at the hospitals of Patras and Tripolis, with Greek and Bulgarian nationals involved, following recent press reports.

At the prosecutor's demand, regional health services chief Panagiotis Goumas will turn over all data on births at the two hospitals to the prosecutor's office.

The investigation concerns whether the two hospitals are being used by members of an infant trafficking ring to bring foreign women to give birth to infants, which are later sold.