x

Politics

PM Mitsotakis Talks with Greek Nurses at Coronavirus Referral Hospitals

ATHENS – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday had a video conference with the heads of the nursing departments at 12 coronavirus referral hospitals throughout the country, on the occasion of International Nurses Day. The prime minister thanked the nurses on behalf of the Greek government and the Greek people for their valuable work during the pandemic. "You saved lives and cared for our compatriots in need with self-sacrifice and quality," said Mitsotakis.

"Taking into consideration that today is International Nurses Day, I want to give a huge thank you for everything you have done, to all of you that were on the frontline against this unprecedented health crisis," he added.

He said that the government had from its first moment in power been aware that one of the major and chronic shortages faced by the National Health System was in the number of nursing staff. "We were aware that we ranked in the last positions in Europe for the number of nursing staff per citizen, based on the population. The coronavirus crisis was an opportunity to rapidly increase the nursing staff throughout the country but we fully acknowledge that we are not yet where we want to be," he added.

Mitsotakis noted that the hiring during the last few months had returned the number of nursing staff to the same level as before the economic crisis, reversing a long declining trend. The government's target is to further reinforce the health services with additional staff, as well as improving working conditions so as to improve the services offered .

On their part, the nurses thanked Mitsotakis and the government for the support given to them during this crucial period in terms of personnel and personal protection equipment.

RELATED

ΑΤΗΕΝS - Greece is griping that the European Union approved an application from Turkey designating a trademark “Turkaegean,” in touting Turkey as an Aegean destination at the same time the countries are dueling over rights to the seas.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

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

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.