Hospitals doctors call on the Health Ministry to revoke its decision for the transfer of resident doctors from public hospitals in Athens to a private clinic that accepted to treat Covid-19 patients.
According to a statement by the Greek Federation of Hospital Doctors (OEGNE) five resident doctors from Laiko (2), Ippokratio (2) and Spiliopoulio (1) have been ordered to the private clinic Leto that has been “voluntarily offered” to treat Covid-19 patients since March 11.
“It is a disgrace at a time when public hospitals are suffering from doctors shortages, at a time when trainees are on 8 and 9 on duty shifts per month a month in order to fill up permanent doctors’ positions, the government offers a handful of resident doctors to private clinics,” OEGNE said in a statement.
Describing the trasnfer decision as “unacceptable”, the Federation calls on the government to revoke it immediately and to requisition without compensation private clinics.
According to Greek private TV channels late on Sunday, that the government will revoke the decision on Monday.
The order for the transfer was given on March 12, news247.gr reported.
Public hospitals in Athens and Attica are under immense pressure and their capacity in ICU Covid-beds has reached over 95% due to an increase of hospitalizations and intubations.