Unvaccinated healthcare workers who were removed from their jobs for refusing to get the Covid-19 shots will be allowed to return to their posts before the end of the year, Health Minister Thanos Plevris announced on Monday.
As part of the government’s effort to keep doctors in the struggling National Health System (ESY), they are set to receive a 10% increase in their total salaries from the beginning of next year, on a midterm basis.
The vast majority of public health units on the small Aegean islands are struggling to cope as the limited number of doctors are forced to be on call every day, without a day off and generally without the chance to rest in order to cope with the needs of the population.
The Hellenic Society for the Study & Research of Aging is calling on the state, the academic community, the medical world and the public to take initiatives for the institutionalization of geriatrics in Greece.
A parliamentary committee will debate on Tuesday a draft law by the Health Ministry that aims at increasing the age limit from 50 to 54 for women seeking medically assisted reproduction and updating the rules for egg freezing (or oocyte cryopreservation), including by abolishing the requirement of spousal consent.