Attica doctor arrested after taking bribe

A 65-year-old public hospital doctor in Attica was arrested on charges he received a bribe from a patient in exchange for treatment, authorities said on Tuesday.

He was nabbed on Monday inside a hospital while in possession of an amount in pre-marked banknotes that he had received from the patient.

Police have filed a case against him.

72 medical staff, nine residents of Bucharest hospital nephrology unit, in isolation

As many as 72 medical staff of the nephrology unit of the Sf. Ioan Hospital in Bucharest have been put in isolation after a patient tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday in a press statement. Nine residents working at the same unit were also put in isolation.

Union condemns rising violence against doctors

Incidents of violence against staff and doctors at state hospital emergency units around the country are on the rise, according to the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN).

In a statement on Monday, POEDIN said that police have received hundreds of complaints this year concerning physical assaults on doctors and medical staff by patients or their friends and relatives.

Russian doctor who killed patient with single punch sentenced to nine years in prison (vid)

A Russian doctor who was caught on CCTV killing a patient with a single punch has been sentenced to nine years in prison

Dr Ilya Zelendinov can be seen in the footage punching a patient in the head, making him fall to the floor.

Minister asks patients tapped for bribes to come forward

Health Minister Makis Voridis on Thursday called on citizens being asked for bribes by doctors at state hospitals to come forward following the suspension of a 59-year-old heart surgeon at one of Athens’s biggest public hospitals, Evangelismos, for allegedly demanding a bribe from a patient for critical surgery.

Half Million Bulgarians Admitted in Emergency Care Units Since January

Over 1 million Bulgarians have been hospitalized since the beginning of the year, 49% of whom were admitted to the emergency departments.

Of those, only 25,000 of the patients needed a surgery, or another treatment in the emergency care unit, data released by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) shows.