Cyprus Mail

Health minister averts pharmacy strike

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela
Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela

Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela managed to stave off strike measures threatened by the pharmacies amid a row regarding compensation with the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO).

The HIO, responsible for running the state health services Gesy, is accused by the pharmacies of not meeting their demands over additional costs incurred for prescriptions.

The funds allocated to pharmacists to process prescriptions in 2022 came to €30 million, for 15 million medicinal packages. However, they processed 19 million items, translating to an additional cost of €8m.

Related Posts

Peo delivers list of demands to labour minister

Antigoni Pitta

Retirement age in north set to rise

Gina Agapiou

All services to fight fires better equipped than they were last year

Antigoni Pitta

Documentary on religious hate-inclusivity premieres in Nicosia

Eleni Philippou

Afternoon teachers protest, demand job security

Gina Agapiou

Former president refutes words of updated book

Nick Theodoulou