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Coronavirus: health minister says hospitals at the ready for Covid patients

Famagusta Hospital

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said he was satisfied with the level of readiness in hospitals that are currently dealing with the coronavirus situation.

There are four people currently being treated at the 100-bed Famagusta reference hospital plus two at Nicosia ICU, and another two at other hospitals.

The number of positive cases have increased dramatically over the past week leading to new restrictive measures.

Speaking after a meeting with members of the health services organisation (Okypy), represented by their executive director Christis Loizides, Ioannou said all hospitals had thoroughly outlined their procedures in dealing with Covid-19 cases.

“I have been informed about the hospitals’ action plans regarding potential coronavirus cases and I was very pleased to find out that there is a high degree of readiness, both from the Okypy and the hospital side,” Ioannou said.

He also added that the equipment provision was satisfactory as was the training of healthcare staff at hospitals and clinics.

“I want to thank all health workers in the country for their hard work since the beginning of the pandemic, which made our society’s trust in hospitals in Okypy increase.

“Everything we have learned during this extremely difficult year will be undoubtedly useful in the future,” he added.


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