The coronavirus pandemic is a crisis that affects not only the health systems and mechanisms of the states, αλλά και την επάρκεια όλων μας να αντιμετωπίσουμε από κοινού αυτή την πρόκληση. Not dividing, but composing.
We would therefore expect from all those who represent the citizens and express public speech, be more consistent and responsive to their role. The reference to "communication games" and "digestible announcements", υποτιμά όχι μόνο τους ίδιους, but also the citizens.
So we invite everyone to compose, to create all those conditions, so that together at this time we can meet the expectations of the citizens for a responsible approach to the issue of hospital and health care in the area.
But to dispel any possible doubts about our interest and concern for public health, Recall that Lazaros Maloutas' proposal for a new hospital is explicitly expressed, continuously and in all tones from 2011 (Article "The new hospital of Kozani of Lazaros Maloutas, Of the Mayor of Kozani », 19.11.2011 https://bit.ly/33jltva ).
Η πρόταση του δημάρχου Κοζάνης για ένα νέο νοσοκομείο στον κόμβο της Εγνατίας οδού, is clear and comprehensive, as it aims at the best health services for the citizens, with the intention that this new hospital will be a strong institution for the whole Region, and not a stopover in the health units of large urban centers.
The discussion of the issue of health care in the area and the shortages in Mamatsio Hospital was introduced to the Municipal Council, διότι στόχευε στην ανάδειξη της υφιστάμενης κατάστασης σε μία περίοδο πανδημίας και έντονης πίεσης στις δομές υγείας. Δίνοντας βήμα στους αρμόδιους μέσα από μια συζήτηση σε θεσμικό επίπεδο, διασφαλίστηκαν όλα όσα ορισμένοι συνειδητά παραποιούν. Δόθηκε χρόνος σε όλους στους εμπλεκόμενους, in the context of a formal and public debate, to focus on the problem, not to be disoriented, as well as to bring to light all the data, without hiding any item.
So instead of applauding such an initiative, criticized as "micropolitical", from those who stubbornly refused to bring to the Board. serious issues concerning the area. Να θυμίσουμε λοιπόν σε όσους έχουν κοντή μνήμη:
- The donation of an ambulance to Mamatsio Hospital (https://bit.ly/2VkQQ4t )
- The practical support to EKAB with the construction of the new building for the housing of its services (https://bit.ly/3nYQ2OP )
- The mobilization for Mamatsio Hospital December 2015 at the initiative of the "Unity" faction
- The construction of a new building for the installation of the MRI
Worth noting, the recent letter of the mayor of Kozani to the Minister of Health Vassilis Kikilias, at 13.10.2020, with which it demands the need for immediate support of Mamatsio Hospital. The same letter reiterates the need to build a new hospital at the Egnatia junction, easily accessible by all Western Macedonians, able to offer high quality services.
To reinforce our reasons, let us remind you of the existence of hospitals, like that of Kavala, which have been located near junctions of Egnatia, perfectly serving their role.
Therefore, interest in public health is enduring and self-evident. In this sense, the anxiety of some to use terms such as devaluation is understandable, localism, isolation, impression. It does not surprise us. Unfortunately, the reaction is expected, with the sole purpose of concealing their own responsibilities.
But it's time to realize that it's worth redefining when someone is really useful.. Because right now we need a spirit of cooperation, teamwork and effort for the common good.
Η Τοπική Αυτοδιοίκηση αποτελεί έναν ξεκάθαρα διεκδικητικό θεσμό και αυτόν τον χαρακτήρα δεν σκοπεύουμε να τον απεμπολήσουμε για κανέναν λόγο.