PM: Greek Gov’t Implements Its Commitment to Support the Health System

ATHENS – The will of the government to further strengthen the national health system, as well as the continuation of cooperation between the state and the private sector in the context of corporate social responsibility, was underlined by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his speech on Thursday at the ceremony for the delivery of the renovation project at the paediatric hospitals “Agia Sofia” and “Panagiotis and Aglaia Kyriakou”, carried out by OPAP in the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility.

The prime minister stated that the government is implementing, in cooperation with the private sector, its commitment to provide quality infrastructure for patients, but also for employees who offer their services to the national health system.

“This is an ongoing effort. We have significant resources from the Recovery Fund, in order to intervene in the basic hospital infrastructure of the country. But I will stress that we will continue our cooperation with the private sector, which helped the national health system during the difficult years of the Covid pandemic and will stand by and help as we continue this effort to modernise the national health system,” the prime minister said.

He also stated that the investments will continue with a new competition for the permanent hiring of doctors and nurses in the national health system, adding that “where there are shortages, as may exist in both our paediatric hospitals, the ministry will always rush to cover them as soon as possible.”

The prime minister stated that companies have an obligation to return a social dividend to society, and noted:

“Large companies understand that they have an obligation to return to society a significant social dividend. It is not just a formal obligation under Corporate Social Responsibility, I think all modern companies understand their role in this difficult situation, which everyone has to view differently from the way that we viewed it before. I am sure that OPAP, as one of the largest Greek companies, will continue this programme of Corporate Social Responsibility with even greater enthusiasm, especially now that it has realised the added value it has offered to our two paediatric hospitals.”


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