Limassol – Pafos A and ?s shut for 72 hours, Nicosia – Larnaka A and Es open only for emergencies

The Accident and Emergency Departments (A and E) in the General Hospitals of Limassol and Pafos will suspend operations for 72 hours, while in Nicosia and Larnaka they will be open only for emergency cases. At the same time the operation of outpatient services in both Pafos and Limassol is also suspended with the exception of haematological and oncological incidents, dialysis and thalassemia patients where special arrangements will be made.

Famagusta General Hospital continues to operate as a Reference Hospital and its A and E department and Dialysis Unit will be operational, a Health Ministry press release says on Friday.

Limassol and Pafos General Hospitals

Outpatient services are suspended, as well as all scheduled operations. Patients are called on to get in touch with private sector in Evangelismos and Blue Cross Medical Center in Pafos District and Mediterranean in Limassol District.

Hematological and oncology patients, as well as dialysis and thalassemia cases are an exception and special arrangements will be made.

A and E Departments are suspending operations for 72 hours and all incidents will be serviced by the above- mentioned private clinics.

Imaging and clinical laboratories will continue working abiding by the coronavirus protocols.

Blood banks will continue to offer their service in both the private and the public sector.

Nicosia General Hospital

The A and E Department will offer services only to emergency incidents. In general, only emergency patients will be treated if they cannot be treated in the private sector.

The cardiothoracic and vascular surgery clinic suspends its operations.

Larnaka General Hospital

Outpatient services are suspended, as well as all scheduled operations.

The A and E Department will offer services only to emergency incidents.

Famagusta General Hospital

The hospital continues its operation as a Reference Hospital for confirmed coronavirus cases.

The A and E Department and Dialysis Unit are in operation.

In general, visitors are not allowed in all public hospitals. Pharmacies in hospitals will service only patients with chronic illnesses.

Source: Cyprus News Agency