Nicosia, June 15, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Spiros Sideris
Cyprus is considering the staffing of public hospitals with doctors from Greece, according to statements of the Government representative of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides.
The Ministry of Health of Cyprus will proceed to a tender for positions to attract doctors for the staffing of public hospitals, if there is no response from Cypriots, according to the Cypriot government spokesman.
He said that in a meeting of competent government executives, trade unionists and representatives of patients under the President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, it was decided to fill directly, 28 posts in the public health sector.
The purpose of the meeting was the staffing of public hospitals, but also the issue of the huge patient waiting lists in public hospitals.
N. Christodoulides said it had to be taken stock of all the needs, since recruiting new personnel does not automatically solve the problems in hospitals, based on actual facts, and an expert will be recruited for this reason.