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Prescribing self-tests is the only way to ensure test results are declared, says Iliopoulos

Prescribing self-tests is the only way to ensure test results are declared, says Iliopoulos

Greece has been in lockdown for five consecutive months while the government has not yet taken the necessary measures to strengthen the national health system, said main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance spokesperson Nassos Iliopoulos, speaking to Best TV of Messinia on Friday evening.

"The government cynically admits that a 20 pct of patients dies outside of ICUs", he added.

Permanent medical staff in the national health system are 1680 fewer in 2021 than in the previous year, while the government reduced health expenditure by 600 million euros in the state budget, he noted.

Concerning coronavirus self-tests, Iliopoulos said these should be prescribed by health insurers, as it is the only way to ensure citizens will inform health authorities of their test results.