In light of the peculiarities of Greek geography and the difficulties in communication with the dozens of Greek islands, the National Public Health Organisation (EODY) has signed a cooperation agreement with the non-profit organisation +Plefsi to conduct tests for COVID-19 in small and isolated Aegean islands.
By creatively expanding the mobile units programme and communicating with the municipalities of the small islands, sampling will be carried out in vulnerable groups.
The organisation, with its inflatable boats and crews, will transport the EODY staff from Attica to islands as instructed, to carry out diagnostic tests for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The examinations will be carried out jointly with the doctors and the volunteers of the organisation and always based on the EODY protocol. All doctors and nurses who go to the islands will be tested first for COVID-19.
Then +Plefsi will return with the EODY staff and the biological samples that will be collected and packaged properly to the collaborating laboratories in Attica. As part of the cooperation, samples of tests for COVID-19 will be transported whenever needed from the Aegean islands to Attica by the teams of the organisation.
The first action of the above agreement will take place next Monday and Tuesday, with EODY teams visiting Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros and Sikinos.