Former Health Minister Kremastinos dies of coronavirus, aged 78

Former Health Minister, Professor of Cardiology, Dimitris Kremastinos, who was hospitalized with covid-19 died at the age of 78 on Friday morning.

Kremastinos had been admitted into Athens’ Evangelismos hospital with medical complications related to Covid-19 on March 26.

He served as a minister in PASOK governments, vice-president of the Greek Parliament, Dodecanese MP with PASOK and the Democratic Coalition. He was also an Emeritus Professor of Cardiology at the University of Athens, Director of the Hellenic College of Cardiology, elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, President of the Hellenic Society of Cardiology and the Hellenic College of Cardiology as well as a director in Attica’s hospitals.

Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias expressed his condolences in a post on his personal Twitter account: “Dimitris Kremastinos, Professor of Medicine and former Health Minister, served the health sector with dignity and a sense of responsibility. Warm condolences to his family and to KINAL.”