Cyprus Mail

Thousands of children benefit from Shriners treatment

THOUSANDS of children with orthopaedic problems from Cyprus have received free healthcare from Shriners Hospital in the US, according to its chief Dr David Drvaric.

Following a meeting with Health Minister Petros Petrides on Thursday, Drvaric said that over 30,000 children from Cyprus, who suffer from orthopaedic problems have received free healthcare from Shriners in Springfield, Massachusetts.

In the majority of cases, he added, the children underwent delicate and costly surgeries. According to a statement released by the Giorgos & Thelma Paraskevaides Foundation, which had invited the doctor to Cyprus, Drvaric expressed his joy and satisfaction that almost all of the children who had received care from Shriners Hosptial had a clean bill of health.

Drvaric arrived with a team of doctors that examined over 300 children with severe orthopaedic problems at Nicosia General Hospital on Thursday. The doctor and his team examined around 100 children at Paphos GeneralHospital on Monday.



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