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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Greek Austerity Takes Toll On Health Care

State hospital staff carry a banner which reads "The bailout deal is bad for your health" during a demonstration in central Athens in March. State health care has suffered steep spending cuts as part of austerity measures in the crisis-hit country. (AP)

As Greece grapples with the task of trying to form a new government, the state is pressing ahead with the harsh austerity measures it promised to enact in return for bailout funds.

One sector that has been particularly affected is the national health service. The BBC’s Chloe Hadjimatheou reports.

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