Influenza A outbreak concern

The government is concerned about the outbreak of Influenza A, but there is no cause for alarm, said Heath Minister Michael Hadjipantela. He urged people – especially the elderly – to get

Over 800,000 GP visits in 2022

Last year was pivotal for the General Healthcare System, with over 800,000 patients visiting a GP, said the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) that runs the GHS. “Gradually emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic,

Wave of infections stretching hospitals

Hospitals are overwhelmed as the health system comes under pressure from a wave of respiratory infections, such as Influenza A. Authorities are also concerned over COVID transmission within hospitals; visits at Paphos

Outrage over bedridden patients tied down

The Federation of Patients’ Associations (OSAK) is angered at reports of patients being mistreated at state hospitals, including being tied to their beds. Families complained that they found their loved ones tied

Climate change threatens health in East Med

A study published in the scientific journal ‘Environmental Research’ presents the first comprehensive review of how climate change impacts people’s health in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (EMME) region. It identifies


Respiratory infections spike squeezes health system

State hospital wards are full of older people with respiratory infections, while emergency rooms are overwhelmed with patients, said the health service. In comments to Phileleftheros daily, the state health services OKYPY’s

Cyprus goes on Strep A alert

Due to recent child deaths in the UK and Europe from Streptococcus type A infections, health authorities have decided to arm paediatricians with strep tests. The Health Ministry, following a meeting with

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