Greece's Tsipras aims to bolster public health care

April 2, 2015 2:27 PM

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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Thursday his government will bolster public health care in Greece through the hiring of 4,500 specialized staff and the abolition of a compulsory 5-euro ($5.4) fee for treatment at public hospitals.

Speaking at the Health Ministry, Tsipras said some reforms passed during the last few years as part of austerity measures required for Greece's international bailout had damaged the country's health system and that his government was working to repeal them.

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