https://www.rt.com/information/589942-greece-hospital-party-video/Docs’ occasion with dwell music at hospital sparks outrage (VIDEO)

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https://www.rt.com/information/589942-greece-hospital-party-video/Docs’ occasion with dwell music at hospital sparks outrage (VIDEO)

Uniformed healthcare employees danced to a guitar within the foyer of the power throughout working hours

A video depicting medical personnel dancing to dwell music in opposition to the backdrop of a affected person on a stretcher in a Greek hospital went viral and sparked outrage after it was shared by an MP for the opposition SYRIZA occasion, Pavlos Polakis, on Friday. The Well being Ministry has launched an investigation.

The footage, posted on X (previously Twitter), confirmed uniformed docs dancing and clapping their palms in entrance of musicians singing and enjoying guitars, as a stretcher carrying a sick affected person rolled by.

Polakis, a former Deputy Well being Minister, described the scene as “the last word humiliation.”

“On responsibility day on the Purple Cross hospital, a celebration with devices within the central hall the place sufferers cross by!!!!” Polakis wrote, saying he wished it had occurred when he labored on the ministry.

The occasion reportedly came about on December 20 on the Athens Normal Hospital “Korgialenio-Benakio” and was allegedly organized by its administrator, Elpiniki Tavianatou, Information 24/7 reported on Friday. Workers acquired written and digital invites to the reception space of the central constructing for a Christmas occasion with a buffet and dwell folks music throughout working hours, the outlet stated.

After video of the occasion was extensively circulated on social media, the Ministry of Well being introduced on Friday that an inner investigation could be carried out into the incident. Previous to that, there had been “no response” from the authorities, in keeping with Information 24/7.

A consultant for the hospital employees, Voula Georgaki, defined the scenario in an interview with native TV. She claimed that such a celebration has been held yearly, even throughout Polakis’ time on the Ministry of Well being, as quoted by Information 24/7. 

Georgaki reportedly added that the placement of the occasion was not an emergency division. She additionally claimed that the medical personnel had solely danced to 2 songs and that the affected person, who was being carried on a stretcher, “requested to cross by” to hearken to the carols, in keeping with the outlet.

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