Following the uproar over the rejection of card payments by the Medical Association of Athens (ISA), the nationwide medical association (PIS) issued a statement arguing they do not disagree with a comprehensive system that will target tax evasion.

Nevertheless, the association claims that the medical profession is being unfairly ‘targeted’ and ‘trivialized’, while claiming that card payments may infringe upon doctor-patient confidentiality, which in turn may have an effect on health insurance.

The nationwide medical association also called for “meaningful discussion” between the relevant bodies, so that system to be introduced will be in line with international standards and avoid causing the aforementioned problems.