Polis Chrysochous mayor Yiotis Papachristofi on Saturday appealed to President Nicos Anastasiades to intervene at Polis Chrysochous hospital, which remains without an inpatient ward.

Two years ago following a decision of the ministry of health and Okypy, which runs the state hosiptals, the operation of the inpatient ward was suspended to facilitate the transfer of nursing staff and doctors from the hospital to the Covid-19 wards at the Paphos and Limassol general hospitals.

“Despite the promises that were made during previous meetings for the re-operation of the ward, Okypy apparently has no intention to ever resume its operation,” Papachristofi said in a letter sent to Anastasiades.

The letter went on to say that the proposal put forward by Okypy is the creation of five day care beds for patients, something that will be implemented in the coming month and, depending on the results, will be followed by a future re-evaluation of how the wards operate.

“Local authorities insist on the immediate reopening of the wards, which in combination with the proper staffing and operation of the First Aid, Chemistry and Radiology departments, would lead to the provision of comprehensive medical care and treatment and therefore to the increased use of the wards, which, unfortunately, has not been accepted,” the letter added.

The letter asked that Anastasiades personally intervene to remedy the situation, warning that “strong mobilisation actions” would follow in the event that the issue remains unresolved.