Kikilias: 3,337 Doctors, Nurses and Other Healthcare Staff Hired in Last Two Months


Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias. (Photo by Eurokinissi/Tatiana Bollari)

ATHENS - "Greece's National Health System has been reinforced through the hiring of an additional 3,337 doctors, nurses, paramedics and other healthcare staff in the last two months," Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said on Sunday, adding that additional hirings for hospital and health centres throughout the country are being approved daily.

"This shows once again that Greece possesses top of the line human resources in health. Doctors, nurses, porters, paramedic staff, scientists and researchers in our labs," the minister said, giving figures for each healthcare region in the country as follows:

Attica: 163 doctors and 747 nurses and other staff

Piraeus and Aegean: 72 doctors and 378 nurses and other staff

Macedonia: 29 doctors and 384 nurses and other staff

Macedonia and Thrace: 29 doctors and 228 nurses and other staff

Thessaly and Central Greece: 34 doctors and 388 nurses and other staff

Peloponnese, Ionian Islands, Epirus and Western Greece: 38 doctors and 599 nurses and other staff

Crete: 37 doctors and 211 nurses and other staff