After a four-week strike, the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has intervened and arranged to meet with the Minister of Health, Adonis Georgiadis and the EOPYY doctors, in order to discuss the proposed changes to the healthcare system and EOPYY, the main care provider in Greece.
The striking doctors, who have agreed to negotiate with the Minister, have decided to continue with their action until Thursday, December 27. The main issues of disagreement remain; the doctor dismissals announced by the Minister of Health about a month ago, the transition to the new primary healthcare system and the employment conditions of doctors.
EOPYY doctors in Attica, during their general assembly on Tuesday morning, decided to extend the strike to December 27, while the other EOPYY doctor unions are expected to convene on Thursday to decide whether to follow a similar course of action.
Meanwhile the management of EOPYY has issued a statement calling on doctors to end their strike and to return to their posts, as there has been significant social impact on vulnerable patients who depend on EOPYY healthcare services.