A total of 8,691 doctors and employees of EOPYY, the country’s main healthcare provider, and about 1,200 hospital staff are to be inducted into the second wave of a contentious mobility scheme that will see them being absorbed by the National Health System (ESY) or dismissed.
The government’s first step will be to scrap the positions in EOPYY. This requires a ministerial decision which, Kathimerini understands, is expected by the end of the year. The transfer then should be completed in less than 25 days.
A total of 1,089 EOPYY staff in the central administration and employees at the agency’s 26 pharmacy shops have been exempted from the mobility plans.
Some 1,200 ESY staff, mostly drivers and auxiliary workers, are also set to join the mobility scheme, which has sparked protests and rolling 24-hour strikes.