The Minister of National Defense, Evangelos Venizelos, announced that all citizens have now access to military hospitals in Athens and Thessaloniki (401, GNA, NE, NIMITS, 424).
The number of individuals that can be accepted in every military hospital will depend on their availability and severity of the patient . It will also be preferred if there are incidents with special scientific interest which require treatment from qualified personnel.
Military care beneficiaries will fall under the same conditions as military personnel, members of the civilian staff of the Ministry of National Defense, all personnel of security forces and the retired.
Along the lines of the METH clinics, military hospitals are available through the National Centre for Health Enterprises (EKEPY), the daily availability of the military clinics of Athens and Thessaloniki will be announced every morning at EKEPY in order to serve patients that will be served via EKAB. Military hospitals will provide a representative of on-call duty in EKEPY, in order to help with coordination.
The specialized military doctors serving in health campaign units in the region will be available in the hospitals of ‘ESY’.
Military hospitals will now be available all day, as all the hospitals of ‘ESY’. Already a significant number of workshops and special departments of military hospitals operate and during the evening. Military hospitals are constantly on call and ready.
In accordance with the decision of the Minister of National Defense, the military doctors, as also, the soldiers doctors serving in military units for the primary care of the military staff will collaborate with health centers of the region, so that they can offer their services to the general population. All the units which are in the region will always have a unit doctor.
Military hospitals in Athens (401, SSE, GNA) undertake to support the care of island residents in the barren tracks of the Aegean (Samothraki, Skyros, Ag Efstratios, Farmakonisi, Agathonisi, Psara, Small Cyclades, etc. ).
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