Greek healthcare lacks funds to provide life-saving medicine
19 August 2013 Last updated at 11:21 BST
Greece needs the money from the sale of state businesses to help fund essential services.
It faces a multi-billion euro hole in its healthcare budget.
Staff are working longer hours for up to 40% less pay and hospitals are starved of essential equipment from latex gloves to hypodermic needles.
Nigel Cassidy reports from Athens.