Israel and Cyprus cooperate in the healthcare sector, Minister says at Hannukah ceremony in Nicosia

Israel and Cyprus have through the years developed cooperation in many fields, among them in the healthcare sector,

Minister of Health, Costantinos Ioannou, has said addressing the candle lighting ceremony for the Jewish holiday of Hannukah, at the Archbishop Makarios III Hospital in Nicosia.

Ioannou said that the two countries have already signed an Agreement for cooperation in the area of organ donation and transplant, and are working closely and exchange expertise on specific medical issues.

Noting that kids-patients are always in the centre of any plans they make, he pointed out that the goal is to make their stay in the hospital as short as possible, and at the same time as joyful as it can get.

He said that “the Dream Doctors Project is here to do so and for that we are very grateful”.

Ioannou said that this unique Israel non-profit organization has developed a modern therapeutic method and that therapeutic medical clowns are visiting Cyprus for the second time (the first one was in 2015) and give children the chance to be merry these days of joy.

The Minister thanked the Israeli Ambassador in Nicosia for the initiative to host the team of medical clowns in Cyprus and said “dear members of the Dream Doctors Project, we are very pleased to have you in Makarios Hospital for Children and I have no doubt that you will pass happiness forward”.

“On the occasion of the celebrations for the Feast of Light, I am honoured to be with you in this candle lighting ceremony. Happy Hannukah to you and all Jewish people around the world”, he concluded.

Source: Cyprus News Agency