First class live entertainment in the Emergency of the general public hospital of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos: The sound of bouzouki and drum, one after the other men and women turn their dancing rounds in the rhythm of zeibekiko. Instead of throwing plates to the dancers, the “audience” throws plastic cups normally used for laboratory tests. Dancers and audience wear uniforms, some are in civilian clothes.
Food, drinks and the smoke of cigarettes and OPA!
It is New Year’s Eve and the staff of the hospital emergency decided to throw a party for the sake of 2018.
Doctors, nurses and security guards show their skills in music instruments and dance.
Some of the excited party-goers film the live event and upload the videos on social media platforms where they reportedly stand up to date.
2018 was not so lucky after all. When the footage is discovered by reporters, the videos go viral, every television channel and every radio and every website shows the videos and reports about the party, the common title is “outrage”.
Media report that the hospital management but also the Health Ministry ordered an urgent internal investigation.
The deputy general manager of the hospital puts things on the right spot telling media that “just a preliminary investigation is being conducted” and takes the ER staff under protection. “According to first investigation results, there was no patient at the ER at this time, the staff had also the right to a small entertainment on that night,” she tells Alpha TV, adding that ER cases came much later. She describes the party as an “unfortunate event” that took place in a place (ER) where it shouldn’t be.
The party-organizers defend themselves telling media like ANT1 TV, that at this time, there was no patient in the ER. they reportedly plan to hold a press conference.
WTF? Main thing, each one of the hospital staff has no more than half a drop of wine or ouzo.
PS Now my cat claims they should be punished for being stupid enough to film the party and upload the videos on internet. The admittedly wise Greek cat added that in this country called Greece, ‘many go unpunished for much more serious reasons.’