Strike mobilizations were launched Thursday, October 15 by doctors and nurses in the public health system demanding to resolve their economic and institutional demands and also speaking of underfunding and understaffing of NHS staff. According to the Federation of Hospital Doctors Associations of Greece (OENGE), “the voice behind the masks turns into a cry every day”. A cry of agony, indignation and rage for the government’s speeches on protecting the public health system. “
The Pan-Hellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) declares that “it will be catastrophic if Public Health adapts again to the treatment of cases of coronavirus, that is to say to stop the surgeries, the cardiology units, ambulatory clinics and multiply the other causes “.
He also notes that the functioning of hospitals is disrupted by abnormal movements of nurses and doctors who are assigned to referral hospitals for the coronavirus.
OENGE and POEDIN demand, among other things, the recruitment of permanent staff, the permanence of all auxiliaries and contractors, full, adequate and exclusive funding from the State budget of the public health system, massive and repeated tests on the personal health.