Athens Medical Group offers to the Ministry of Health a 50-bed capacity wing at the European Interbalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki

Athens Medical Group offers to the Ministry of Health a 50-bed capacity wing at the European Interbalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, November 10  2020 - the Athens Medical Group, driven by a deep sense of responsibility, decided to be, once again, on the side of the Greek society. Thus, in view of the critical circumstances and the hard times the country, and in particular Northern Greece, is living through, AMG decided to offer to the Ministry of Health , a hospital wing with a capacity of 50 beds at the European Interbalkan Medical Centre in Thessaloniki, to be used by the National Health System for non-Covid-19 patients.

The offer (44 conventional hospital beds and 6 in the Intensive Care Unit) will take immediate effect and was announced to the Ministry of Health.  In this way, it is estimated that the National Health System (ESY) will be allowed to move patients and free up about 450 beds on a monthly basis. The European Interbalkan Medical Center in Thessaloniki, the leading healthcare provider in Southeast Europe, will make its state-of-the-art infrastructure, its experienced nurses and its top medical doctors available for the treatment of these patients.

For the Athens Medical Group, the safety of its patients, staff and doctors remains a top priority and, for this reason, it fully implements the strict statutory measures and protocols for admission and treatment, including a mandatory COVID-19 test for all patients and their escorts.

Regarding the offer of beds to the Ministry of Health, Dr. Vassilis Apostolopoulos, CEO of the Athens Medical Group stated: "The city of Thessaloniki is in a state of emergency; it’s imperative and necessary that private and public healthcare providers set aside business interests and ideological prejudices and join forces to serve the public interest. We are and will be present, helping and leading the way in response to every call from the Greek society.”

Finally, Mr Christos Apostolopoulos, Group Vice-President, said: "Our Group has always been on the side of the Greek society for the last 36 years. Today, as our country is being vigorously tested on all fronts, it is our duty to be part of the national planning effort carried out by the Greek State.”

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