Oncologist demanded bribes from cancer patients to speed up surgeries

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An oncologist in Thessaloniki Public Hospital, Theagenio, demanded bribes from his cancer patients in exchange for faster surgeries. His trial was held today.

The doctor was arrested in January 2019 with pre-marked banknotes after a patient complained to authorities that she had to give a bribe to speed up her surgery.

“My husband offered him 300 euros as a “thank you gesture, but he said I cannot do the surgery; I need 1,000 euros,” the woman told state broadcaster ERT on Monday,

Investigation revealed that the doctor had collected bribes of up to 1,500 euros from at least 17 patients.

The court against the doctor was postponed for the fourth time on Monday, causing further distress to the victims.

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