Greece Further Strengthens Its Public Health System, Adds 4K Permanent Nurses

ATEHNS — "As Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has already announced, the government is further strengthening the National Health System with 4,000 permanent nurses, primarily those who assisted during the pandemic," Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Interior Minister Makis Voridis said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

It is worth noting that the recruitments will be carried out according to the procedures of the Supreme Council for Civil Personnel Selection (ASEP) and the competition will be announced this year, the two ministers pointed out.

"These nurses will be recruited through ASEP procedures and the competition will be announced within the current year. The nurses who have provided their services during the pandemic will be prioritised as this is the least acknowledgement of their contribution to the National Health System," they explained

"Supporting health structures will continue to be a priority for the government and a legacy for the 21st century National Health System," they underlined.


ATHENS - In a case stalled for years, a prosecutor has asked a court to convict the founder of the Folli Follie jewelry and accessory company Dimitris Koutsoulioutsos and his son Tzortis on a range of changes including fraud.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


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NEW YORK – The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at Queens College held its 50th Anniversary Gala in a festive atmosphere on May 17 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY.

What is proven, and quite clearly indeed by the article which is published in this edition of The National Herald titled ‘Church of Crete Sends Letter to Patriarch Bartholomew Telling Him Not to Interfere’, regarding the ongoing issues within the Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, is the fact that Patriarch Bartholomew has become a captive of his own choices in general.

BOSTON – The Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete, through its Holy Eparchial Synod, sent a letter on Tuesday, April 30 to Patriarch Bartholomew in response to his inquiry about his rights regarding the Patriarchal Monasteries of the island, telling him not to interfere administratively with them, according to information obtained by The National Herald.

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