A paediatrician at a Social Insurance Foundation (IKA) clinic in Iraklio has been arrested for charging the parents of children brought to his surgery at IKA, authorities said on Tuesday. Visits to the state social insurance fund's healthcare facilities are normally free of charge.
The rogue doctor was caught by public administration inspectors following up complaints from parents that had paid between 30-35 euro to have their children examined. The inspectors caught the doctors by using premarked notes that were later found in the pocket of his doctor's coat following a patient's visit.
This is the second arrest made recently of an IKA paediatrician for charging parents to treat children brought to him at IKA facilities. The first case is now in the courts.