More cases per 100,000 inhabitants have been observed in the last week in the prefectures of Kilkis, Xanthi, Pieria, Drama, Thessaloniki, Kozani, Rodopi, Grevena, Pella and Larissa, and the Committee of Experts is currently meeting specifically for Kozani and the West, among others. the Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias in the briefing of the Ministry of Health on the coronavirus.
Pointing out “the great pressure that Europe is receiving and the measures that a number of countries are coming to take to curb the coronavirus”, Mr. Kikilias stressed that “in view of the Christmas holidays, we must be very careful”. “We want to defend the effort of all these weeks,” he said, adding that “if and when the epidemiological data deteriorates, all measures will be re-evaluated according to the indicators and epidemiological data that will emerge.”
Among other things, the minister appealed to those who do not comply to think very carefully about the burden of epidemiological data and, respectively, the measures that should be taken for these areas.
Mr Kikilias referred to the common European supply of vaccines. “The word freedom says it all, about our psychology, about the way we feel when we want to get our lives back,” he said of the code name for vaccine supply in Europe.
He pointed out that this is not a vaccine, but many, several of which are in the process of pre-purchase by the European Commission. Very soon another two vaccines will be on the way to licensing. The installments are one after the other, according to the pre-purchase contracts.
“We will vaccinate first of all our health workers. We will honor the fighters at the forefront of this effort. “Then we will vaccinate the vulnerable groups,” Mr. Kikilias repeated.
The minister also noted that the registration of health workers and employees in hospitals who want to be vaccinated is starting.
“From tomorrow morning, the Ministry of Health from 09.00 to 16.00 will communicate consecutively by teleconference with all hospitals and health centers in the country,” continued Vassilis Kikilias, announcing the voluntary consent of the health authorities for their vaccination. “The registration of the health workers who want to be vaccinated begins. “When we talk about health professionals, we are talking about all the staff, doctors, nurses, cleaners,” clarified Mr. Kikilias.
“My appeal to them has to do first of all with their own protection through vaccination and also with the safety of the patients in the hospital in order to reduce the possibility of in-hospital care,” he continued.