Parliament-funded construction of Greece's largest ICU ward to begin shortly

Parliament-funded construction of Greece's largest ICU ward to begin shortly

Construction is beginning shortly on the largest Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to be built in a Greek public hospital - "Sotiria" pulmonary hospital in Athens - after funding by the Hellenic Parliament, the latter institution's president Constantine Tassoulas at a special event held on Thursday at his office.

Speaking at a co-signing event alongside Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias, Tassoulas said that the  50-bed-strong ICU ward was expected to be operational 60 days from the start of construction.

Tassoulas said the gift of 8 million euros came from the parliament's own coffers. He commended the speed with which the project was approved after parliament responded to the Health Ministry's request in March, and thanked Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis for signing the construction permit on Wednesday.

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