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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.