Clinic to handle suspicious COVID-19 cases opens in Paphos

A clinic to handle suspicious cases started operating at Paphos General hospital, according to Dr Joseph Moutiris who has undertaken the hospital’s temporary management.

He told CNA that the clinic will be manned on rotation, by pulmonary and heart doctors and even surgeons, if the need arises.

The clinic, he said, which will be located on the third floor of Paphos Hospital, can treat up to ten cases or more, if needed and will be staffed by three to four doctors, 23 nursing staff who will exclusively work in the new ward and will not move to other areas of the hospital.

Meanwhile, in Paphos, the staff of Kyanos Stavros (Blue Cross) private medical centre will undergo coronavirus tests.

Its director, George Kaniklides told CNA that on Monday half of the staff were tested and today samples will be taken from the rest. The hospital had to close on Monday after three possible coronavirus cases were detected during the quick test process.

In another development, the head of the Pulmonary Clinic of Paphos General Hospital, who had tested positive, along with other medical staff and paramedics in Paphos, was discharged from hospital.

In a social media post he said that after 11 hard days that both he and his family went through, he was discharged and was able to return home.

The doctor thanked everyone who had sent him wishes and pledged to get stronger so that he can return to where he belongs.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

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