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Cabinet Approves Extension to State Health Service Funding

The Cabinet approved a oneyear extension of funding for state health services, Okypy, until May 31, 2025, ensuring continuous public health services amidst financial challenges. This decision highlights the government’s commitment to supporting healthcare and addressing ongoing healthcare demands effectively.

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Daring Reforms Announced for Cyprus’ Health Sector

President Nikos Christodoulides recently announced significant reforms in Cyprus’ health sector aimed at enhancing healthcare quality and adhering to the European patients’ rights charter. Key initiatives include creating a health ombudsman to advocate for patient rights and continuously improving Gesy, the national health system, to provide a patientcentered healthcare experience. These reforms mark a bold step towards ensuring that individuals seeking medical care in Cyprus receive the dignity, respect, and quality services they deserve.

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Your brain is what you eat

The traditional Japanese diet, focusing on rice, fish, and citrus fruits, may help maintain cognitive health by reducing brain shrinkage. Including foods like miso and seaweed could offer significant brain health benefits, according to a study by Giovanni Sala and Shu Zhang.

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Shameful Conditions at Troodos Hospital

The Kyperounda hospital in Troodos faces dire conditions, lacking essential amenities and medical equipment like mammography machines. Plans for renovation and modernization are in place to improve healthcare access for rural communities, highlighting the urgent need for action.

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Gesy ‘requires fruitful contribution’ of all involved

In Gesy, Cyprus’s healthcare system, nurses and midwives play a vital role in improving care quality and patient outcomes. Minister Michael Damianos highlighted their expertise at a conference, emphasizing the need for collaboration among all parties involved to ensure highquality care and uphold humanitarian values. Their deep knowledge and dedication are essential for meeting health targets and enhancing the wellbeing of the Cypriot population.

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Enhancing Healthcare in Cyprus: A Year of Progress

In the past year, Cyprus has implemented a range of healthcare improvements, including expanding services, increasing subsidies for infertility treatments, developing strategies for mental health, cancer prevention, diabetes, and rare diseases, as well as investing €22 million in hospital infrastructure and equipment. Health Minister Michael Damianos has lauded the progress made, emphasizing the commitment to providing quality care to patients and addressing various health concerns, setting a promising path for the future of healthcare in Cyprus.

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Advocating for Patient Rights in Cyprus

OSAK advocates for comprehensive patient rights in Cyprus, emphasizing the need for information, participation in healthcare decisions, and access to quality services. Their commitment on European Patients’ Rights Day highlights the ongoing struggle for these fundamental rights, with the hope of shaping a healthcare system that truly serves its patients.

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Dust Warning: Vulnerable Groups Advised to Take Precautions

During a dust warning in Cyprus, vulnerable groups, especially those with respiratory and cardiovascular conditions, are advised to stay indoors, avoid outdoor activities, wear highprotection masks, keep windows closed, and monitor air quality reports. Dr. Haris Armeutis highlights the need to minimize exposure to airborne dust particles, which can exacerbate health conditions, emphasizing the importance of taking precautions and seeking medical advice if symptoms worsen.

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