Vaccinations and tests: checks by 18 government agencies

From 15 to 18 October, teams of inspectors-auditors of the National Agency for Transparency (ΕΑΔ) carried out on-site inspections in eighteen state bodies.

In particular, six central services of the ministries, one regional, one regional directorate of primary and secondary education, one directorate of the regional division of primary education, seven municipalities and two state financial services AADE, whose employees are subject to mandatory diagnostics for covid-19 disease, were under the close scrutiny of the inspectors.

During the audit, as announced by ΕΑΔ, it was found that the audited entities took the necessary steps to introduce a mandatory diagnostic test for their employees and to verify that the required data were entered correctly in the Human Resources Register of Greece.

The percentage of vaccinations in the bodies visited by the inspectors-auditors of the Office ranged from 52.6% to 89.6%, it is noted and added:

Unvaccinated employees presented a diagnostic certificate in physical presence. Three officials did not fulfill their obligation to carry out a diagnostic examination, and the competent departments carried out the established procedure for imposing a fine. In the official’s case, a total of three fines were imposed for non-compliance with the measure.

It also notes that FDA inspectors conducted screening tests through the Covid Free GR app on a total of 295 employees, and certificates of vaccination, disease and negative diagnostic tests were found to be valid.

It is reported in detail about the vaccination or morbidity of the employees of the institutions:

Ministry of Justice: 71.6% had a valid vaccination or illness certificate (156 out of 218). The official has not performed a diagnostic test since the start of the measure, and procedures for imposing fines were followed. Foreign Office: 80% had a valid vaccination or disease certificate (691 out of 865). The employee did not conduct a diagnostic examination this week, and the procedure for imposing an administrative fine has begun. Ministry of Development and Investment: 89.6% had a valid vaccination or disease certificate (443 out of 494). Ministry of Immigration and Asylum (asylum services were tested): 66.7% had a valid vaccination or sickness certificate (102 out of 153 employees of 4 departments tested) Ministry of Rural Development and Food: 82% presented a valid vaccination or illness certificate (1342 out of 1641 agency employee in the service sector throughout the territory and 84 out of 105 at the central office visited by the inspectors). Ministry of Tourism: 82% had a valid vaccination or illness certificate (133 out of 162 employees). Peloponnese Region, Laconia Regional Division: 80.5% had a valid vaccination or illness certificate (99 employees out of 123 employees). Regional Directorate of Primary and Secondary Education in Western Greece: 87.5% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (28 employees out of 32). Achaia Primary Education Directorate: 88.6% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (39 out of 44 employees). Municipality of Heraklion, Crete: 79% had a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (1306 employees, 1857 total) Municipality of Thessaloniki: 76% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (79 out of 104 employees from 2 departments that were verified). Municipality of Aegialia: 52.6% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (179 out of 340). The audit is not carried out by the competent HR department through the HR Register of the Greek State, and during the on-site audit 13 employees were expected to submit diagnostic tests for the current week. Municipality of Neapolis Sikea: 72% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (356 employees out of 496, including 12 elected) Municipality of Cordelio Evosmos: 68.3% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (583 employees out of 854 employees) Municipality of Pavlos Melas : 63% presented a valid vaccination or disease certificate (567 for a total of 902). In the indicated municipality, 1 official did not fulfill the obligation and a total of 3 fines were imposed for failure to fulfill the obligation to conduct a diagnostic test. Volos Municipality: 72% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (679 out of 943). An on-site inspection was carried out in two buildings of the municipality of Volos (one building houses the mayor’s office, collective bodies and financial services, while the other houses mainly administrative services). Patras A: 78.6% presented a valid vaccination or disease certificate (66 out of 84). Tax Office of Rethymno: 76% presented a valid certificate of vaccination or illness (38 out of 50).

On-site inspections continue at an intensive pace in government services in order to verify compliance with the mandatory diagnostic measure for coronavirus disease.





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