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26 March 2014 08:50
 The technical agreement signed between the Makarios Hospital and the internationally-known medical centre King’s College Hospital has been characterised as a landmark agreement by the Minister of Health, Phillipos Patsalis.
He told a press conference that the agreement institutionalises,......More
14 March 2014 12:32
Famagusta hospital is in immediate need of reinforcements as doctors and paramedic staff are at risk of exhaustion, the House Health Committee heard on Thursday. According to committee chairman Costas Constantinou, the number of doctors and paramedics must be increased as the exhausting schedules......More
06 March 2014 13:06
Limassol General Hospital is in a state of emergency with almost all its wards overflowing and surgeries postponed due to a shortage of beds. The hospital is being pushed to its limits as occupancy rates over the last few days have exceeded maximum capacity. Hospital chairs, floors and hallways......More
28 February 2014 13:39
Anyone who has medicine at home that they do not need can donate them to the Larnaca Community Medical Centre, as the number of people in need seeking free medical care at the centre, operated by volunteer doctors, has increased. The centre which opened in September is operated by four General......More
05 February 2014 12:55
Cancer patients and their friends and families as well as other organised groups on Tuesday gathered outside the Presidential Palace in a peaceful protest against the poor conditions and facilities offered to cancer patients locally. The protest coincided with World Cancer Day which is marked......More
04 February 2014 12:57
Cancer is on the rise in Cyprus, with 3,000 new cases reported annually and more than 1,200 people dying of the disease every year. The latest figures obtained by the Cyprus News Agency show that the most common form of cancer is breast cancer among women and prostate cancer among men. Despite......More
17 January 2014 11:26
 MPs yesterday called for the need to create an independent unified blood centre for all regions to ensure the safety of blood used for transfusion.
The members of the House Health Committee visited Nicosia General Hospital where they also noted administrative problems and lack of......More
17 December 2013 16:23
Aberdeen-based occupational therapist Dr Jennifer Caldwell was in Cyprus recently to deliver courses to qualified occupational therapists treating people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related conditions.
According to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data, published in......More
27 November 2013 16:01
Cyprus is among European countries with high percentages of resistant bacteria and high antibiotics consumption, Health Minister Petros Petrides said on Tuesday. Addressing a news conference on European Antibiotics Awareness Day, Petrides said the information provided to the public here about......More
12 November 2013 14:44
NICOSIA - Diabetes ranks third among causes of death around the globe, with more than 366 million people currently suffering from the disease, a Health Ministry official said yesterday.
Speaking at a press conference to mark World Diabetes Day, deputy director general of the Ministry Dr Christina......More
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