Long waiting lists signal GHS failings

Long patient waiting lists have reappeared at state hospitals, with the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) conceding it has failed to make good its promise to eradicate treatment delays. The head of the

One in ten Cypriots diabetic

Cyprus is joining a global awareness campaign over diabetes, as one in every ten Cypriots is diagnosed with the disease, said the Health Ministry. The ministry’s National Diabetes Committee, on the occasion


COVID19: Health experts to assess new measures

An increase in new COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations have prompted Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela to call an extraordinary meeting with government advisors on the pandemic. Hadjipantela said in light of the COVID

COVID has slipped off campaign menu

New COVID infections and hospitalisations have steadily increased this past month, with only 20% of those eligible getting jabbed with the updated vaccine for the ΒΑ.1, ΒΑ.4 and ΒΑ.5 subvariants of Omicron.


GHS: How do we pay for it all?

While the fledgling national health system (GHS) in Cyprus is a welcome development and very popular, every Cypriot seems to imagine the modest patient contribution they are required to make somehow pays

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