President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Tuesday published a video on social media hailing the efforts of Greek medical professionals in celebration of World Health Day.
The Greek president praised scientists, researchers, doctors, nurses and paramedics who are battle against the coronavirus pandemic in Greece and other parts of the world.
“We are proud and we thank them,” the Greek president said in a post accompanying the video, which shows a gallery of scientists and medics on the front lines of the crisis.
World Health Day
According to the World Health Organisation, 7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of health professionals and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy.
This year, WHO has dedicated World Health Day in support of nurses and midwifes, celebrating the incredible work they are doing at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.
“Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response”, the world health organisation says.