The donation of 20 modern and fully equipped ambulances to state ambulance service E.K.A.B. by the Union of Greek Shipowners through the collective social contribution body of the maritime community “SYN-ENOSIS”, a handover ceremony was held in the presence of the Minister of Health, Thanos Plevris, the Deputy Minister of Health, Mina Gaga, the Deputy Minister of Health, Zois Raptis, the president of EKAB Nikos Papaefstathiou and the president of the Union of Greek Shipowners Melina Travlos.

High tech vehicles

The 20 ambulances, which are part of the initiative of the Greek Shipowners Union and “SYN-ENOSIS” to strengthen the National Health System, are modern and fully equipped, with the latest technology since they have, among other things, an electric assist stretcher and a mechanically assisted patient transfer seat.

The specific improvement additions of the specific ambulances upgrade the operational capabilities of the rescuers, nurses and doctors of the EMS, as they minimize their strain during their important work of providing Emergency Prehospital Care to the critically ill patients.

A thankful state

The Minister of Health Thanos Pleuris welcomed the donation noting the support of the Union of Greek Shipowners  for the NHS and the ambulance service. In a similar vein the Deputy Health Minister Mina Gaga noted the national importance of Greek shipping that carries the flag of Greece to every corner of the world and the long tradition of public service and philanthropy of the Greek shipping world which practically and multifacetedly supports Greek society with actions, initiatives and support programs.

The president of the Union of Greek Shipowners and SYN-ENOSIS Melina Travlos thanked the women and men who work at all levels of the EKAB and stressed that through SYN-ENOSIS, and individually, the support for the Greek NHS is ongoing, essential and consistent. It is our priority. We were, are and will be, by your side.”

The Deputy Minister of Health, Zoe Rapti also lauded Greek Shipping which has left an indelible mark on every important period of Greek history, and in recent years, through the Union of Greek Shipowners, has implemented initiatives to support a large number of vulnerable groups which were deeply affected by the unfavorable economic circumstances. As was noted more than 55 Hospitals and Reference Laboratories have been reinforced with equipment. The sanitary facilities in hospitals in Attica and Piraeus have been renovated and, in addition, new bed linen has been purchased for the 30,000 beds in the 120 public hospitals throughout Greece.

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