Yesterday, Thursday July 7th, Greek health workers who had not been vaccinated protested at the home of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. 35 participants were detained and taken to ΓΑΔΑ.
A similar rally was held by health workers on June 27 near the home of Health Minister Thanos Pleuris. After him, the minister said that his family was the target of attacks for the decisions he made in the field of health. According to him, he expects “self-evident condemnation from the entire political world”:
“Anti-vaccinators have gathered outside my home, where my wife and two children are, and are ‘protesting’ against my family. My family is being targeted by my ministerial decisions. I expect self-evident condemnation from the entire political world.”
Yesterday in parliament, in response to a question from Greek Decision MP Konstantinos Boubas about suspended medical workers who had not been vaccinated, Pleuris said:
“People who work at ΕΣΥ need to be vaccinated. The government’s position remains unchanged. People who provide services in the national health system must be vaccinated. This is the position that science has shown us. In order to provide services at ΕΣΥ, a person must be vaccinated” .
The minister explained that healthcare workers must understand that they serve medical science, they must respect its rules and principles:
“Based on the course of the pandemic, if it is decided that something needs to be changed, it will be done. But at the moment we are at a stage where we are extending all the rules that exist in connection with the pandemic. When the rules, principles and values say “They (health care workers) must be vaccinated, to protect others and themselves, these rules must be respected. We stand by our position that they must be vaccinated. As we monitor the course of the pandemic, we stand ready to make any necessary changes.”
However, Deputy Minister of Health Mina Gaga, in her July 6 interview on lifting the suspension of unvaccinated medical workers, said: this is something “that is being discussed,” writes CNN Greece.
Our publication previously reported that first lawsuit regarding death after vaccination against coronavirus was considered and satisfied – the bride of the deceased received £ 120,000 from the NHS.