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Public hospital employees protest against problems in national health system

Public hospital employees protest against problems in national health system

Employees of public hospitals are marching from Mavili Square to the health ministry on Thursday, as part of a 24-hour strike.

The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) is protesting against the underfunding and understaffing of the national health system, noting that "public health expenditures are still at a Third World level of 5 pct of GDP when the average in European Union countries is 7.5 pct of GDP."