In a race to find a family doctor, the insured in Crete have indulged themselves – Indicatively, until noon on Friday 23 September, 14 were available in the prefecture of Heraklion
Insurers in Crete have engaged in a race to find a family doctor, as indicatively only 14 are available in the prefecture of Heraklion on the list, with the result that many are left “hanging out” at a time when the ministry is pushing to complete the process.
The pharmacists to whom the insured address themselves help in the registration process, experiencing the citizens’ anxiety every day, but they claim that once again they were used by the ministry as “secretarial support”, while even if a doctor is found, appointments are dramatically delayed.
In particular, most of those left on the list are in remote locations. With Cretans trying and trying again to find a name on the list with a nearby dispensary to avoid the hassle of long journeys, but hitting a “wall”.
However, many seniors who need ongoing medical monitoring and prescriptions already have their family doctor. As they say the appointments are more than late so again, they are left uncovered.
Indicatively, until noon on Friday 23 September, the following were available in the prefecture of Heraklion: 5 Heraklion, 7 Agia Varvara, 2 Kastelli
Until further notice, the Minister of Health, Thanos Pleuris, has withdrawn the additional cost surcharge penalties for those citizens who do not register with a family doctor and is including additional medical specialties.
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