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Nicosia General Hospital's Trauma Center treats over 500 since launch

President Christodoulides prioritizes timely access to specialized healthcare

Newsroom / CNA

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides inaugurated Monday the Trauma Center at the Nicosia General Hospital saying that the state has the duty to ensure quality and specialized health services to citizens and ensure their timely access to them.

According to data presented during the opening ceremony, since September 19, 2022, the Trauma Center has treated 530 injured people of which 125 were in critical condition and of which 107 were rescued. It was also announced that next Monday, the Ambulance Service's rapid response team with rescue motorcycles will begin operation for a more rapid response to critical incidents during peak traffic hours.

In his speech, President Christodoulides said that the inauguration of the Trauma Center is a milestone for the Nicosia General Hospital, noting that it is a modern Center, which focuses on providing specialized care to patients, 'something that was missing'.

These types of injuries, he said, need to have an immediate response and added that the most important takeaway from the event is that we can now respond more quickly.

President Christodoulides also said that the health and the education sectors are the most important ones for the government, noting that "these are two areas where the state has the primary responsibility to offer to all its citizens the same accessibility and quality services".

Meanwhile, in his address, Minister of Health, Michalis Damianou, said that the operation of the Trauma Center constitutes a milestone for the modern treatment of trauma incidents in Cyprus.

The operation of the Center, he added, offers patients direct access to quality health services on the basis of international protocols.

Damianou noted that the establishment and operation of the National Trauma Committee strengthens the feeling of security in terms of the scientific approach to the issue.

The Trauma Center already uses state-of-the-art equipment, while it is staffed with suitably qualified and experienced medical, nursing and support personnel, he said, adding that this contributes to the best care of the patients and the human-centered approach.

Concluding, he said that the Center's upgraded building facilities are expected to be delivered soon and noted that they will greatly increase the quality of services.

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