Health minister: Hospital directors who don’t meet criteria will be replaced


Hospital directors who do not meet the criteria set by the government in its evaluation procedure will be replaced without receiving compensation, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias has said.

“If there are any such indications that they are not serving the public interest as we understand it from a scientific perspective, they will absolutely be replaced without compensation,” he told Antenna TV on Saturday.

“Doctors, nurses and paramedics, but above all patients, vulnerable groups and families … must feel that the state is organized … cares and provides solutions,” he added.

The government presented on Friday a list with the newly appointed hospital directors and deputies who will head the country’s biggest state-run hospitals.