Health spending to rise by 14%

The government has increased its budget on health spending by 14% and will table a supplemental budget to accommodate new needs that the health ministry was unaware of, Health Minister Popi Kanari


Patients fuming over worsening health service

Patient organisations are fuming over a drop in the quality of health services as complaints regarding treatment received from hospitals and medical professionals pile up. According to the Patient Observatory of the

GHS to improve services

The General Healthcare System will be upgraded in September, with two private hospital Emergency and Accident departments joining the GHS, while authorities are introducing quality criteria for GPs. In comments to Phileleftheros

Patients claim abuse of GHS by doctors

Complaints over abuse of the General Healthcare System payments are rising, as specialist doctors charge patients at a higher rate instead of the GHS fee, according to patient associations. According to a

Four years on GHS has 950,000 beneficiaries 

There are 943,978 beneficiaries registered with the General Health System (GHS), while 806,900 visited their GP the past year, proving a success since its introduction in 2019. The Health Insurance Organisation (HIO)

Doctor kicked out of GHS accused of fraud

A 62-year-old doctor was remanded in custody for eight days by the Nicosia District Court for fraud after evidence that he had been providing medical services to General Health Service beneficiaries despite

GHS working to get private A&E wards operational

Health authorities are working around the clock to get private hospitals to operate Accident and Emergency departments as part of the General Healthcare System. The Health Insurance Organisation is conducting intensive consultations

Fixing GHS loopholes

New Health Minister Popi Kanari said closing loopholes in the country’s General Health System that allow for abuse is at the top of her to-do list. In an interview with the Financial

Hospitals told to reduce urgent surgeries

The health system is dangerously low on available beds in intensive care units, forcing authorities to reduce the number of surgeries requiring patients to stay in one following the procedure. Cyprus’ Health

President promises to improve health system

President Nikos Christodoulides said his government would upgrade the General Healthcare System (GHS) with the changes that need to be made to improve service. He visited Limassol General Hospital on Tuesday, accompanied by

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