since March 23, at the exit to the street without good cause, prior notification via SMS or without help from the employer violators face a fine of 150 euros. Although since the introduction of the national quarantine less than two weeks, during this time fined almost 18 thousand who refused to stay home the Greeks in the amount of € 4 million. In the end, in comparison with neighboring Italy, which has become the epicenter of the epidemic of coronavirus in Europe, the situation in Greece still appears to be controlled: according to the representative of the national Ministry of health Sotiria Tsiodras, on the last Saturday official Athens recorded 1673 coronavirus-infected and 68 died from the disease.
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Trying hard to reduce the burden on the public healthcare system to avoid its collapse, as happened in Italy or Spain the Greek government has gone the way of the creation of a network of round-the-clock health centers to work with patients with mild symptoms COVID-2019. In them 24 hours a day to advise the sick person, by telephone or via the Internet.
according to the newspaper Kathimerini, the main task created in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa and Heraklion medical centers – to remove the burden from the hospitals and hospitals engaged in saving the lives of seriously ill. In the work of “coronavirus,” he will participate and private doctors, the reception of which will cost the Greeks only 10 euros. In addition, we actively created a special mobile medical teams consisting of doctors and paramedics for home visits patients with suspected COVID-2019. The target audience for these specialized in the fight against coronavirus ambulances – older people and patients with chronic illnesses. This work also connects practitioners-privateers – for leave the house they take a fixed fee of 30 EUR.
in addition, to improve the efficiency of the fight against the epidemic in Greece to forcefully create a single national registry infected with coronavirus patients. It immediately will register all detected cases of this disease in public hospitals and private medical centres, and samples of biomaterials quickly be sent to specialized laboratories. If information about ill for some reason is hidden and not recorded in the registry, it is in effect rigid administrative sanctions from fines to the suspension of the license for the provision of medical services.
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Indicative manifested in epidemiological difficult times solidarity with the state of Greek business – some private healthcare companies have donated their clinics at the disposal of the government. So, for example, did the Athens Medical Group transferring to the Ministry of health of Greece the hospital of 60 beds and 200 medical staff. Local platform for rental apartment Airbnb has taken the initiative to provide free housing to medical personnel. And Greek shipowners showed impressive civil liability for the money bought in China masks, gloves and overalls for transmission to the authorities of his country. By the way, respirators and other PPE to doctors in Greece been sorely lacking in the early days of flash atopiction of the disease. Helped the same China, having sent to Athens more than 100 tons of medical equipment.