Cabinet approved on Wednesday the establishment of a national committee for the creation of protocols and guidelines for the medical world, ahead of the implementation of the National Health Scheme (Gesy).
The committee will advise the health minister and is tasked with creating the medical community’s protocol.
“This was a standing demand of the medical world and patients,” deputy government spokesperson, Klelia Vasiliou, said.
The committee will meet at least three times per year and its members will serve on a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
The health ministry’s permanent secretary will be the chair of the committee and the head of the state medical services will be the coordinator.
Members will consist of three academics – one from each medical school of Cyprus’ universities – one representative each of the medical association, the bioethics committee, state pharmaceutical services and of the federation of patients and friends.
The state health services will appoint a scientist to be in charge of the working groups, while a representative of the Health Insurance Organisation will have observer status.