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Referral hospital needs more support and staff, says director 

Famagusta general hospital

Famagusta  general, which is the referral hospital for coronavirus cases, needs more medical and nursing staff, the head of the hospital Amalia Hadjiyianni said on Thursday

“The relatives of patients being treated at the referral hospital should know that their loved ones are in good hands, they shouldn’t worry.

“Our doctors, nurses and paramedics are making superhuman efforts to ensure all operations at the hospital are running smoothly and that all patients are properly cared for.

“But it’s tough, “she said. “Last week all nurses had to work double shifts and there are currently three doctors who are on call 24 hours a day. Sometimes all three of them need to be at the hospital.”

Hadjiyianni said eight additional nurses started work on Thursday.

“The new staff members are a boost and they will help us a lot. However, the hospital needs and expects greater support from those in charge,” she said.

A total of 22 patients with coronavirus are currently being treated at the referral hospital, four of who are in the high dependency unit (ICU). Two patients were discharged on Thursday.

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