SYRIZA MP Tryfonas Alexiadis, 60, was rushed to an Athens hospital on Tuesday after fainting during a meeting of his party's parliamentary group in a House chamber.
Alexiadis, who served as alternate finance minister in the SYRIZA government under Alexis Tsipras, was given first aid at the scene by lawmakers Pavlos Polakis and Yiannis Mouzalas, who are physicians.
Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis said Monday that a new bill on social insurance which will soon be tabled in Parliament will rectify injustices inflicted upon the country's pensioners.
The new legislation, Vroutsis said, will ensure that retired farmers will be able to continue their professional activities without any cuts to their pensions.
The leftist SYRIZA government was in a terrific rush to get its new penal code voted through the Greek Parliament just before the national election last summer.
This has had a negative impact on financial crime cases that had been pending, including those involving stock market fraud that had shattered the confidence of foreign investors in the Greek economy.