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Free wifi for Limassol general hospital

Two years of efforts have finally paid off and Limassol general hospital is getting free wifi access, the management announced on Tuesday.
The application, a long standing request by patients, particularly by the anti-leukaemia and anti-cancer (PASYKAF) associations was approved by the finance ministry.
“Several of the patients, particularly in the hematology department are young and are being treated for a long time, some for more than two months and they have no other form of entertainment inside the hospital,” association reps said.
The two associations had submitted the request in September 2014 but it had stalled due to bureaucracy from the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (CyTA).
It sought internet access for patients in Limassol general hospital so they could enjoy the same small luxuries the Nicosia general hospital, for instance, had to offer.
PrimeTel responded with a €40,000 offer which was accepted by the hospital. Under the agreement PrimeTel took on the full cost of the carrier-grade WiFi equipment installed.
Although the company was ready, the application kept going around various state services until it was finally approved by the finance ministry.

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