Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas during a visit today, World Health Day, in Evangelismos hospital in Athens.
Talking to reporters the General Secretary said: "Today, on World Health Day, we are here at Evangelismos hospital in Athens to express our solidarity with the struggle of the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff for their huge contribution in pandemic conditions but also in every other phase in the life of this country, for the protection of health and the protection of Greek people's lives,"
Dimitris Koutsoumbas added that "the doctors, the nurses who fight this battle day and night with self-sacrifice do not need fake applause, empty words and congratulations. They need mass hiring in public hospitals," underlining that what is needed is the immediate requisition of the private health sector in the fight against the pandemic and the inclusion of healthcare personnel in the arduous and hazardous jobs social insurance category.
Addressing Evangelismos' staff, he stressed out the decisive contribution of the health-workers in the protection of Greek people's health, hailing the great and invaluable contribution which took place under very difficult conditions.
The KKE leader also emphasized on the necessity of solidarity and common struggle within the workers-people's movement, for the protection of public health and people's rights, against authoritarianism and repression. “All together, united, we can fight and pave the way. We may wear masks, but our covered mouths have a voice”, he pointed out.