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Opposition challenges appointment of new healthcare provider chief

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Parliament has approved the appointment of university lecturer Sotiris Bersimis as the new head of main healthcare provider EOPYY.

The 40-year-old teaches at the Statistics and Insurance Science Department of Piraeus University.

“We have chosen a young person with an excellent CV who has experience of applying statistics in the health sector,” said Health Minister Andreas Xanthos during a committee hearing in Parliament earlier this week.

To Potami, however, questioned how Bersimis was able to get the job without having any managerial experience and whether the application process was as thorough as it should have been given that Bersimis had been rumored to be the government’s choice since March.

EOPYY is responsible for providing healthcare and medicines to around 9 million people and has an annual budget of more than 5 billion euros.