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Relatives of cataract patients warn with ECHR appeal

The relatives of the eight patients who were operated for cataract at a private hospital and were infected with a drug-resistant strain of bacteria and as a result one of them died while others lost sight from the eye that was operated, are warning they will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As, they say, the Health Ministry is delaying their case.

Speaking to Phileleftheros, father Rafael Mishiaoulis, relative of a patient, noted that they have been waiting for the verdict of the second investigation for five months.

He stressed that he sent a letter to Olga Kalakouta, Deputy Director of Medical and Public Health Services, who replied that they are reaching the final stage.

Father Rafael is wondering why so much delay. He noted that if by March the process is not completed they will find recourse at the ECHR.

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