Five vital signs monitors have been donated to five public hospitals by the Cans for Kids non-profit organisation.
The hospitals to benefit from the donations are the Makarios hospital and the Thalassemia Centre in Nicosia and the general hospitals in Larnaca, Famagusta and Polis Chrysochous.
Vital signs monitors can measure pulse oximetry, blood pressure in a non-invasive way, temperature, EtCo2 (the amount of carbon dioxide in the exhaled air), and respiration levels.
The donation ceremony took place at the health ministry on Monday in the presence of Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou and of health services organisation (Okypy) deputy CEO Kyriacos Georgiou.
Ioannou thanked the organisation “for its generous contribution and its long-standing support for public hospitals, which is reflected in the nearly €300,000 spent over the past 30 years in medical equipment donated”.
“Today’s donations are a massive help to the state and we appreciate their continuous efforts to ensure that patients receive the best care,” said Ioannou.
“The five monitors donated today to the hospitals will be used to their fullest extent possible.”
Cans for Kids president Rosie Charalambous said her organisation decided to donate the monitors to hospitals in different parts of the island “to help patients receive the treatment they need where they live, without having to go to Nicosia to receive it.”