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New clinics join Gesy, boost its cover

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The Ygia polyclinic in Limassol and the upgraded accident and emergency unit at the Apollonion private hospital are set to move under the Gesy umbrella in the coming weeks.

Services at the Ygia clinic will be available to Gesy beneficiaries as of Monday, with commenters considering the move “particularly important” as its in-hospital services and accident and emergency unit will all be made available to Gesy beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, upgrades to the accident and emergency unit at the Apollonion hospital will be completed on Monday, and it will be officially included in Gesy from October 1.

The moves follow the inclusion of the Ledra clinic in Nicosia into Gesy on Monday with the El Greco clinic set to follow suit.

The Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) said the moves will “decongest” the country’s health system, while they added that they are also making efforts to try to integrate the Evangelismos private hospital in Paphos into Gesy.

However, around 30 doctors from the Ygia polyclinic have reportedly decided to remain outside of Gesy and are thus set to leave the polyclinic.

They are set to move to the American medical center in Strovolos.

Seven of the doctors had appealed to the Competition protection committee requesting that the Ygia polyclinic’s inclusion in Gesy be postponed so they would have more time to find new places to work.

The committee informed them on Thursday that it will “probably not satisfy their request and therefore the inclusion of the hospital in Gesy is final.”

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