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Coronavirus: Patients with fake vaccination certificates at Famagusta Hospital

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Patients with fake vaccination certificates were treated for coronavirus at the Famagusta hospital, its scientific director Amalia Hadjyianni told CNA on Monday, adding that there has been a relative stabilisation in admissions.

Currently, the youngest patient in the hospital is 24 years old and the oldest is 90, with the average age of patients being 58 years. “Of the patients being treated at the hospital, only seven have been vaccinated,” she said.

There are currently 66 patients at Famagusta general hospital, which operates as a Reference Hospital for patients with coronavirus, eight of whom are in the high dependency unit.

She added that “these days there is a stabilisation in the admissions of patients with coronavirus in the hospital and more discharges are being given since there tends to be a balance in the admission and discharge of patients.”

“A patient aged only 35 years, without underlying diseases is also in hospital and intubated. It is very sad to see young patients without any health problems end up being intubated,” she noted.

Hadjyianni confirmed that a man who had been hospitalised last week was in possession of a vaccination certificate, even though he had not been vaccinated.

“The patient has been discharged from the hospital, while the case is now in the hands of police since a second person has also been hospitalised who had a certificate without being vaccinated.”

She said that at state hospitals, doctors and medical professionals have been giving their all since the beginning of the pandemic in order to save patients’ lives.  “It is unfortunate, to see some people receive fake vaccination certificates from other doctors, endangering their lives, but also the lives of their loved ones,” she added.

It is noted that 25 patients with coronavirus are being treated at Larnaca General Hospital, one of whom is in the high dependency unit.

At the same time, the Eden Rehabilitation Centre in Tersefanou is hosting 102 people, who will remain there until they test negative,” she concluded.

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