Gov’t un­der fire over ‘third world’ con­di­tions

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The gov­ern­ment has been ac­cused of neg­li­gence af­ter part of a ceil­ing col­lapsed at the Nikaia Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Pi­raeus yes­ter­day, in­jur­ing a woman who was vis­it­ing her son. Shadow health min­is­ter Vas­silis Oikonomou said the in­ci­dent high­lighted the “third world” state of the coun­try’s hos­pi­tal. In a state­ment, the con­ser­va­tive of­fi­cial took a swipe at Health Min­is­ter Pav­los Po­lakis, ac­cus­ing him of be­ing pre­oc­cu­pied with Face­book “in­stead of more se­ri­ous is­sues.” “We had al­ready pub­licly said that there would be ac­ci­dents at the hos­pi­tal in Nikaia,” Oikonomou said. For its part, the union of pub­lic hos­pi­tal work­ers (POEDIN) also de­cried the “third world in­fra­struc­ture and equip­ment at the hos­pi­tal and the ab­sence of main­te­nance.” “How loud do we have to shout for the gov­ern­ment to hear us?” POEDIN said in a state­ment.

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