Gesy discussions with medical association enters second day

first_imgThe Cyprus Medical Association was meeting early Tuesday (CyMA) with President Nicos Anastasiades and Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou to discuss the national health scheme Gesy.Representatives of the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO) were also at the meeting.Ioannou said after Monday’s meeting with CyMA that it was productive and that Tuesday’s would provide CyMA with the answers they were seeking on Gesy so that the scheme could proceed.Asked if there was a great distance between the two sides, Ioannou replied negatively, stressing that he would not want to prejudge any result.The first phase of the scheme kicked into action on Wednesday when the financial and administrative supervision of state hospitals was transferred to the Organisation of State Health Services (Okyy).Okyy is tasked with the management, control, supervision and development of public hospitals and primary health care centres. Administrative decisions previously taken by the ministry of health will now be taken by Okyy.On Friday the association of private hospitals, the oral and maxillofacial society, vascular and endovascular surgery association and the association of private doctors joined other groups in saying they would not join Gesy.By Thursday, eight other private specialist groups had announced they would not back Gesy: rheumatologists, intensivists, urologists, nuclear medicine physicians, ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors, endocrinologists, paediatricians and gastroenterologists. Cardiologists said its members would each decide individually.CyMA has denied claims it was behind the wide dissent.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Remand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)UndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more