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Health minister in UK for contacts to boost cooperation

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Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela discussed expanding cooperation on liver disorders by signing an MoU between Nicosia General and Royal Free Hospital in London during his visit to the UK.

In a statement on Saturday, the health ministry said that this MoU would include visits from specialists to Cyprus on the matter.

The ministry said: “The aim is to set up a support framework for the establishment of a Hepatological clinic in Cyprus that would be staffed by specialised medical personnel offering diagnostic services and treatment for rare or complicated liver ailments.”

The health ministry also said that Hadjipantela also discussed oncological issues with hospitals and medical schools during his visit.

During a visit to the Royal Marsden hospital, the minister and his interlocutors examined ways to cooperate in the treatment of complex or difficult oncological cases, while during a meeting with the Medical School of Exeter University, ways to cooperate with Medical Schools in Cyprus were discussed, as well as the exchange of students and academic staff.

Hadjipantela also met with the Cyprus Medical Association in the UK, where they exchanged views on health issues. They also decided to use Cypriot doctors’ expertise and know-how for cases on the island.

The minister also met with the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Nikitas and the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK.

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