Experts warn state health clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.
Only two state cancer specialists remain in the province of more than 10-million people.
The new leaders want to ease the 'humanitarian crisis' – but Greece's creditors are not impressed.
The election result marked a comprehensive rejection of the years of austerity demanded by the EU and IMF in return for the €240-billion bailout.
Failure to elect a new president will pit the ruling Samaras coalition against the popular radical left Syriza party.