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In today’s episode, MPs have pressed the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) to ensure private hospitals, that operate within the general health scheme (GESY) also incorporate their A&E department. In other news, the union for bank workers, ETYK, agreed to suspend – but not entirely call off – strike action at Hellenic Bank, provided management agree to revoke its decision to fire 350 employees, and a 69-year-old man was arrested late on Thursday on suspicion of attempted murder, after he told police he had shot his son with a shotgun.

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