COVID19: GHS to combat abuse of system by doctors

Following accusations of financial waste and loopholes turning the General Healthcare System into a money sink, the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) charged with running the service is tightening its grip. The HIO

GHS money sink row

Three years after its historic launch, the foundations of the country’s General Healthcare System is shaky, as the government and opposition go head-to-head over allegations of waste. Emotions boiled over at the

Patient backlash at fat cat GHS doctors

Cyprus patient organisations are fuming over a small number of specialist doctors raking over €500,000 a year from the General Healthcare System, while there is limited access to vital drugs. In comments

Two doctors face trial in botched cataract surgeries

Two eye surgeons face criminal prosecution over botched cataract operations performed on eight patients; one died, the others suffering serious post-surgery complications resulting in loss of sight. According to police sources, the

COVID19: Six doctors probed for fake jab cards

Cyprus police are investigating six doctors who have allegedly provided their patients with fake COVID-19 vaccination cards. Police spokesman Christos Andreou told the Financial Mirror that the force is currently looking into

COVID19: Cyprus gets tough on renegade doctors

Authorities will be looking to plug holes in legislation preventing the Cyprus Medical Association (CMA) from handing out stricter disciplinary measures to members who face criminal charges. Prompted by revelations that doctors

COVID19: Doctors persuading patients against jab

According to claims made by a pulmonologist at Limassol General’s COVID-19 ward, some doctors are dissuading their patients from getting a coronavirus vaccine. Pulmonologist Dr Charis Armeftis, on CyBC radio, criticised the