Minister backs idea of doctors doing military service in remote parts

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos accepted on Wednesday a proposal made by the Greek Medical Association, which suggested that doctors can perform their military service by working on remote islands and other hard-to-reach parts of the country.

The association said that this would be a good way of tackling the shortage of medics in some parts of the country.

The head of the association sent Kammenos a list of 17 regional medical centers that are short of staff.

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