The Hellenic Accosiation of Endoscopic Surgery considers that it its duty to take a stand on the protection and care of patients, surgeons and staff and all those served by the medical community in general, in relation to the galloping COVID-19 pandemic. For this reason, following and adopting the instructions of the National Public Health Organization (EODY), but also taking seriously the instructions of reputable international scientific companies, he proposes the following:
- Postponement of ALL scheduled scheduled surgeries and endoscopies for the time being.
- Strictly adhere only to emergencies and oncological surgeries with the highest priority given to life-threatening conditions.
- All other interventions should be postponed until conditions allow and EODY.
In this way, the risk of the epidemic spreading to patients, their relatives and health personnel is significantly reduced.
At the same time it reduces the use of extremely necessary “means” such as beds, respirators and personal protective equipment (PPE).
All non-essential hospital-clinical or office staff should stay home and use teleworking methods.
All educational activities that require physical presence should be postponed.
All non-emergency patient visits to clinics / clinics should be postponed or canceled, except for patients with active symptoms or surgical trauma care.
Please stay at home, as far as your obligations allow, being informed by the constantly posted instructions of EODY, and also through the announcements of the Company.
Dear colleagues and dear members, in the difficult times that the country and the citizens are experiencing, the support of our patients, their care and safety, as well as the safety of us and our families, has a prominent role.
Our position is extremely important and crucial in tackling this catastrophe that plagues the world, and for this reason seriousness, sobriety, attention, prudence and strict adherence to the rules are required.
CHAIRMAN: S. Kapiris
A DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: G. Tzovaras
B DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: F. Archontovasilis
SECRETARY GENERAL: G. Sabalis
SPECIAL SECRETARY: G. Agiomamitis
CONSULTANTS: D. Theodorou-M. Papoudos- N. Georgopoulos