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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-05-22

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  • [01] PM tours new Oncology hospital
  • [02] Guilty conscience drives bank robber to surrender

  • [01] PM tours new Oncology hospital

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on Friday toured the new Oncology Hospital Aghii Anargyri in the Kifissia district of northern Athens.

    After his tour of the hospital premises and various wards, the prime minister stated: "We are implementing our promises and we are providing a new impetus to the National Health System through new facilities and staff hirings".

    Karamanlis, who was accompanied by Health Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, referred to the changes and reforms undertaking by his government, stressing that "the government has for the first time instituted a comprehensive system of primary medical care by creating a national health operation centre; by organising a system of hospital shifts in order to insure decent medical care, and by abolishing the phenomenon of cots in hallways," he underlined, adding that reforms in health administration structures has yielded savings of 70 million euros per year.

    The Aghii Anargyri hospital was rendered inoperable by a September 1999 earthquake, while the new modern facility was constructed with a 335-bed capacity.

    Caption : ANA-MPA file photo of Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis

    [02] Guilty conscience drives bank robber to surrender

    A 42-year-old man on Thursday turned himself in at a Perama police station and confessed to a bank robbery the previous day in the same municipality, a working-class and industrial western Piraeus district.

    The suspect said he committed the robbery because he was not able to pay off his debts to an alleged "loan shark". According to his statement, he had borrowed money to cover his family's needs. After the robbery he reportedly paid off his debts, while later turning over the remaining 2,400 euros of the 11,365-euro heist to police.

    The man was sent before a local prosecutor.

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