PM Mitsotakis Visits Hospitals in Northern Greece

December 23, 2020

GIANNITSA, Greece — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday visited the Hospital of Giannitsa and the town's health centre, which also serves as the vaccination centre for Pella, the second stop of his tour of northern Greece.

"I came to thank you for your great efforts. I want you to know that you have my unconditional support in your struggle," Mitsotakis said, addressing the board and the hospital's employees.

"We know that the hospital of Pella was particularly hard hit by the second wave of the pandemic and was stretched to its limits. We did anything possible to support it and I want to thank the doctors and the volunteers that offered to support the hospital," the premier said.

He referred to the epidemiological data showing a reduction in new Covid-19 cases in northern Greece, while underlining the need to remain vigilant and urging people to spend the holidays with immediate family.

Mitsotakis pointed out the importance for those working in the health sector to be vaccinated "in order to give a good example".

The prime minister also visited the Health Centre of Giannitsa, which will house three of the country's 1,018 vaccination centres for COVID-19.

PM Mitsotakis visits hospital of Edessa

The vaccine now is in our "arsenal" in the battle against the coronavirus but everyone must continue to be cautious, especially over the Christmas holidays, in order to avoid a fresh surge of the pandemic, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday, addressing staff at the Edessa Hospital in northern Greece.

Mitsotakis who is touring the north of the country on Wednesday, urged healthcare staff to be vaccinated and give a good example to those who still hesitate.

"I came to thank you for your efforts. We did everything possible for the hospital and we will do even more," he said.

Mitsotakis had a brief discussion with the hospital's staff, who welcomed him, while he also met with doctors and nurses and was briefed on the conditions prevailing in the hospital. He wished them that 2021 will be a much better year than 2020 and immediately afterwards he left for the hospital of Veria.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited Veria Hospital on Wednesday, concluding his tour of health facilities in Pella and Imathia. Talking to the hospital's staff, he urged them to step up and get vaccinated first, in order to give a good example to others.

"A huge preparatory effort has been made by the state and all the ministries involved and more than 1,000 vaccination centres have been set up," Mitsotakis said, expressing confidence that people in healthcare "who were on the front line of the battle, who we have a duty to protect first of all so that they can continue to protect us," will do this.



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