Health Minister warns striking EOPYY doctors

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis on Thursday warned protesting doctors of EOPYY, Greece’s main healthcare provider, against plans to continue their strike.

The union of EOPYY doctors, who have been striking in protest at cuts and dismissals in the country’s healthcare system, has decided to extend action until next Tuesday, the 3rd of December.

“I am not prepared to keep in the public sector people who are not necessary,” Georgiadis told Skai on Thursday. “I would then have to cut from pensions, which I consider immoral,” he said.

“No one can blackmail the state,” said Georgiadis adding that the Health Ministry has already hammered out a plan B “which doctors will not like.” He did not provide more details.

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