Phar­ma­cists’ dead­line ex­pires

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Phar­ma­cists in the greater Athens area have warned that they will stop pro­vid­ing cus­tomers in­sured with state health care provider EOPYY with med­i­cal sup­plies and equip­ment on credit as of to­day un­less the or­ga­ni­za­tion set­tles at least part of its mount­ing debt.

It is un­der­stood that EOPYY had set­tled its debts up un­til Jan­uary with fewer than half of the 3,100 phar­ma­cies in the Greek cap­i­tal by the end of last week. In a con­tro­ver­sial move, EOPYY on Friday went on to pay some of the phar­ma­cies up un­til Fe­bru­ary at a time when many of their com­peti­tors have not re­ceived any money this year.

“Some phar­ma­cies in Athens have been paid un­til Jan­uary, oth­ers up to Fe­bru­ary, oth­ers only for Fe­bru­ary and oth­ers not at all,” the pres­i­dent of At­tica’s phar­ma­cists, Con­stanti­nos Louran­tos, told Kathimerini.

“On Au­gust 1 we shall stop pro­vid­ing sup­plies on credit,” he warned.

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