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

GHS doctor faces fraud prosecution

A doctor in Cyprus registered with the General Health System will be prosecuted for filing payment requests for services he never provided, Attorney General George Savvides said on Wednesday. In a statement

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

COVID19: First antiviral pill available through GHS

Merck’s anti-Covid oral pill Molnupiravir /Lagevrio 200mg is the first antiviral drug for COVID-19 available in Cyprus through the General Healthcare System. Following a recommendation by the European Medicine Agency (EMA), the

COVID19: Self-tests for non-GHS members

Cypriots or residents of Cyprus who have completed their vaccination regime in other EU member states or third countries and are not registered in the General Healthcare System (GHS) are eligible for

GHS providers suspected of abusing system

Service providers are being removed from the General Healthcare System (GHS) for trying to scam the state, said the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO). A clinical lab was struck off the GHS list

More GHS health services go online

Cyprus’ General Health Scheme (GHS) was enriched on Tuesday as more providers went on stream, including preventive dental care, out-patient treatment for mental health, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, and clinical dieticians.