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More than 600 online requests for doctor appointments arranged online

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A total of 620 requests for appointments with 700 doctors were arranged online by the end of July, according to the State Health Services Organisation (Okypy).

It said there has been a positive response by citizens who arrange their appointments with Okypy doctors online through the newly updated website (

In April, 35 appointments were booked, in May 100, in June 252 and in July 233.

A Okypy statement said that citizens can also contact the doctor of their choice. Through the special portal “communication”, at “book an appointment with a doctor”, (, 168 citizens have sent online requests to doctors, with their names, emails and contact information as well as the reason for communicating with the doctor.

In April, 11 online requests were sent to doctors, in May 46, in June 42 and in July 69.

To arrange an appointment with a specialist doctor a referral is necessary from the patient’s personal doctor.

“Digital transformation, continuous modernisation and upgrading of services is a priority for Okypy and is implemented on the basis of a long-term strategic plan. The aim of the Organisation is to ensure that it provides high quality medical and nursing care services to all citizens,” the Okypy statement concluded.

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