Former Greek health minister, cardiologist Kremastinos, dies

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s former health minister, cardiologist and university professor Dimitris Kremastinos, has died of the new coronavirus. He was 78. Kremastinos, a widely respected doctor who became a household name in Greece as the personal physician of late prime minister Andreas Papandreou in the mid-1990s, was admitted to Athens’ Evangelismos hospital on March 26. He died Friday morning after being in the intensive care unit for COVID-19. Health Minsiter Vassilis Kikilias tweeted that the former minister “served the health sector with dignity and a sense of responsibility.”