The Minister of Health, Vassilis Kikilias, in today's briefing, stressed that there is concern about the increased cases in Thessaloniki and asked Mr. Hardalias to go there to prepare a strategy. He also stressed that Thriasio Hospital is being transformed into a hospital for Covid incidents.
"The people of Health and Civil Protection took care of you, they have never been by your side under difficult conditions, for more than a year now.
100.000 health workers have performed and are performing the highest duty. The battle that is being fought from now on has to do with the following:
We need to endure the coming weeks and I ask you something very simple and very difficult.
"Virus mutations are much more contagious and we have dozens of hospital admissions every day."
Mr. Kikilias announced the transformation of Thriasios into a Covid only hospital. From April 7, it will have 130 single Covid beds and 33 Covid ICUs. All the cases of Thriasios will be transferred to private clinics
At the same time, he announced that 51 new ICUs are being created.
As for vaccinations, he said 1.691 have been performed to date. 000 vaccinations and 1.042 vaccination centers operate.
In April we are going for 1,5 million vaccinations.