Nikos Hardalias, Deputy Minister of Civil Protection, suffered an ischemic attack while in a civil protection operations center.
Currently, the official, as reported by ΑΠΕ ΜΠΕ, is in the state hospital of St. Olga (Αγία Όλγα). Doctors at the cardiology clinic say his health is not a major concern. The deputy minister received two stents. The head of the Charalambos Priftis clinic said:
“Today, 16.08.2021, at about 14:30, Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management, Mr. Nikolaos Hardalias, arrived at our hospital. He underwent clinical and laboratory examination and immediately underwent coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty. Successfully. He will remain at the cardiology clinic for follow-up. “
Interim Secretary General of Civil Protection Vasilis Papageorgiou will act as Mr. Hardalias. He took responsibility for coordinating the extinguishing of the fires in Attica. The Civil Protection Service said:
Responsibility for coordinating the actions of the General Secretariat of Civil Protection was assumed by the Secretary General for Defense, Vassilios Papageorgiou, who was already at the Joint Fire Service Coordination Center in Halandri. He did so immediately, from the first moment after the health incident of the Deputy Minister of Civil Protection and Crisis Management Nikos Hardalias.
Reference: Ischemic attack is an acute transient disturbance of blood circulation in the brain, or a microstroke.