Occupational safety and health

Man faces arson charges over Tsameika fire

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra in the western Peloponnese.
The man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work, the Athens-Macedonian News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Man arrested over Monday's wildfire in western Peloponnese

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a wildfire that broke out on Monday in the western Peloponnese, in the area of Tsameika, near the port city of Patra.

According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency the man is facing charges of arson by negligence as he reportedly started the blaze accidentally while carrying out farm work.

WWF Hellas warns of failings after Mati disaster

A smiling boy is depicted in a mural at the 1st Primary School of Rafina, in a photograph released Thursday. The mural is dedicated to the 103 people who died in disastrous wildfires that ravaged Mati and other parts of eastern Attica last July. In a statement Thursday, conservation group WWF Hellas pointed to dangerous shortfalls in the country's forest fire protection system.

Chemotherapy Procedures are Being Stopped in Bulgaria because of Healthcare Limits, Claim Victims

Hospitals stop chemotherapy treatments because of healthcare limits.
 
The entire department of oncology at Serdika Hospital on Monday did not carry out infusions, Darik was informed by relatives of the cancer patients. It is unclear when the chemotherapy procedures will be resumed, as the limits of the hospital have been set "from today to tomorrow".
 

Fire fears mount ahead of summer

The failure of the state apparatus to prevent the massive loss of life and the destruction of homes in the July 2018 wildfires in the east Attica towns of Neos Voutzas, Mati and Kokkino Limanaki have raised concerns about the country's ability to deal with potentially major wildfires this summer.

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