Health Minister Andreas Loverdos revealed in a press conference on Thursday that a stash of undocumented medical supplies costing an estimated one million euro had been found in a previously unknown storage room at Ippokration Hospital. The minister said that there were no records for either the supplies themselves, the storage room and no one knew who had the key for it.
The health ministry believes that the supplies in the room were the result of suspect excessive procurements that greatly exceeded the needs at the hospital.
During the same press conference, an official from the Attica Region Health Administration said that the suspected mastermind of the scam involving the 'secret' supplies will go before a disciplinary body on June 29 and he indicated that the majority of the surgical clinics at the hospital were involved in the case.
The case has also been reported to the first-instance court prosecutors office for investigation.