Hospitals ready for monkeypox cases

State hospitals are fully prepared to deal with possible monkeypox cases in Cyprus, although none have yet surfaced, assured Health Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipantela. Nicosia General Hospital was designated as the

COVID19: Rapid test needed to visit hospitals

A surge in COVID-19 cases, powered by Omicron subvariants, has pushed authorities to require a 24-hour rapid test for visiting hospitals and nursing homes. On Thursday, the cabinet approved more measures to

Hospital outpatient clinics to launch afternoon hours

Hospital outpatient departments will be operating in the afternoons after nurses’ unions agreed with the State Health Services Organisation (OKYPY) about overtime pay. Nurses joined doctors in greenlighting a compensation proposal tabled

COVID19: Test-to-stay for police, hospitals

After launching test-to-stay at schools, the government is considering expanding the COVID-19 policy for close contacts in the emergency services and hospitals. As reported by the Cyprus News Agency, Health Minister Michalis

COVID19: Hospitals creaking at full capacity

Cyprus state hospitals are under increased pressure as COVID-19, seasonal infections and other medical cases push their capacity to the limit. On Wednesday, the State Health Services Organisation (OKYPY) said the influx