Many of the countries all over the world generate a huge amount of money annually through tourism activities. But some countries hold a higher place in this business by providing excellent health care service and attracting medical tourists. This naturally demanded system will bring thousands of people into the country’s economic ecosystem and by offering advanced service it creates new population from even first-time visitors. In this article we will look into the health care system in Cyprus.
The health care system in Cyprus is highly reputed for its high standards which is recognized by the World Health Organization. Medical services are provided by different yet connected sectors:
1.The Government (As Public health provision)
2. The Private health provision (Funds covered for medical care by employers, trading companies and schemes for sponsored patients abroad and also the private health insurance schemes)
Both of these sectors offer inexpensive services (Like many other European countries funds are covered by a small fee from monthly income and taxes). They manage to cover all aspects of health policy development and planning, health promotion and prevention strategies under the direct inspection of Ministry of Health in Cyprus. The Ministry of Health is also responsible to regulate and license every public and private medical centers.
Healthcare System in Cyprus
If you have ever visited Kyriazis Medical Musem in Larnaca, you know that health care system in Cyprus has actively promoting preventive medicine through years. Also, food, drugs and water safety are strictly monitored by authorized organization enabling them to predict and act right at time if any emergency situation was coming up. The health care system in Cyprus is trusted by many expatriates from UK, Russia, Poland, and other countries as it developed a system called General Health Care System. Due to its mixed Public-Private system primary and secondary care are provided through a huge network of health centers, sub-centers, and dispensaries scattered all over the island.
General pharmaceutical and laboratory departments are fully in line with corresponding European Union healthcare regulatory directives.
GESY or GHS in a Nutshell
Since the induction of the Cyprus to European Union health care system in Cyprus, the island has seen many transformations to develop and grow.
General health care system in Cyprus allows every citizen or visitor of Cyprus to benefit from its public and private services regardless of their financial status, nationality or how long they are about to stay in Cyprus. The sign up for the whole system is done with a minimum fee and can be done easily online or by visiting a personal doctor.
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