An employee at the ΠΓΝΠ Hospital in Patras expressed his opinion, stating, “I was forced to get vaccinated, but I preferred unemployment and peace of mind.”
An employee who retired from his job at the University Hospital of Patras (Πανεπιστημιακό Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Πατρών) when he was forced to vaccinate despite having been ill told the Peloponnisos newspaper of his decision.
The man who worked as a nurse is the father of four children. He explained what led him to the decision to quit: “The coercion to vaccinate, not even by the doctors, but by the medical staff of the department where I worked, was such that it created psychological problems for me. At that point, I told myself that I had to choose between my peace of mind, family, and work. The peace of mind also outweighed the family, so I decided to leave my post. “
When asked by the newspaper why he refuses to be vaccinated, a nursing staff member replied: “At first I got sick, like my whole family. That is, I have antibodies. But at the same time, I have a very serious health problem, which I am solving (being treated) at the present time. I asked my doctor what I should do in this case, and he told me that I do not need to get vaccinated yet. I reported all this at work, but, unfortunately, it was not accepted by the management. Thus, I wrote a letter of resignation. “
As for how he will now live, the man said: “I am in the profession that I know. I work part-time to support my family. My wife is a social worker, she also works in the hospital. She has not yet been vaccinated. I don’t know what decision the hospital management will make about her. As for myself, I thought about and decided how to act correctly in this situation. The pressure that I experienced on myself, in combination with other bad situations that I I experienced and saw around me, they left me no choice. I am deprived of a stable income, which, perhaps, was not very large, but it was credited to my account every month. Now I need to look for a job to support my family. “
According to him, he is not the only one who made this decision: “Several more employees will follow me. The commitments put many of them in a very difficult position. “