Prime Minister George Papandreou on Monday called for the acceleration of reforms in the sector of health in a meeting with Health Minister Andreas Loverdos and government spokesman Elias Mossialos.
The meeting focused on hospital mergers, expenditure cuts in medicines and the launch of the methadone programme in public hospitals.
According to reliable sources, the issue of international e-auction for hospital procurements was also discussed and it was decided that it should be implemented on a broader basis considering that the first e-tender held has contributed to considerable cost reduction of thousands of euros.