Pamboridis: Patients will be the boss of the new NHS

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Health Minister George Pamboridis on Monday stressed that the patient would be the ‘boss’ of the new National Health Scheme (NHS).

Speaking to reporters just days after the House Plenum passed legislation opening up the way for the first Cyprus NHS , Pamboridis repeated that patients would be able to enjoy all the included services apart from hospital stays from June 1, 2019.

These would also be included from June 1, 2020, he noted, all provided in return for an income-based contribution and nominal co-payments for some services .

These services, the minister underlined, would also be available to all legal residents of and visitors to Cyprus from the day of their birth until their death.

Pamboridis also said that the state had failed to bring in the new NHS legislation for 16 years before last Friday’s vote, in this way depriving Cypriot citizens of the health care other Europeans enjoyed.

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Pamboridis: Patients will be the boss of the new NHS


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