Gaia Maternity Hospital received an extension until September 1 to continue its operation within the framework of Henry Dunant Hospital in Athens so that the parties involved will have more time to reach an agreement between them and subsequently implement the health ministry decisions concerning hospital mergers.
According to the plan, a third of “Gaia” personnel will be absorbed by Athens Medical Center, while the remaining personnel will be integrated into the Henry Dunant Hospital staff.    
Health Minister Andreas Loverdos stated that he granted the extension he was requested so that the parties involved would reach an understanding and prevent “Gaia” from ceasing operations as of Friday.