So far, the HIO
said, 476 out of the total 530 pharmacies have offered their services to Gesy, as have 146 medical laboratories and 15 radiodiagnostic centres.
Maria Kythreotou, the HIO
's senior officer, said that public hospitals on Monday only faced small problems which will be tackled using the feedback of beneficiaries and providers.
has been in existence since the Papadopoulos presidency, but only managed to finalise the IT system this year.
Senior official of the HIO
, Gnosia Achniotou, said the organisation is still in consultations with pharmaceutical companies on what medicines each is ready to supply.
Tropis said the HIO
is also working towards resolving these issues by working with the migration department and the department of information technology services.
There are 323 GPs so far within Gesy, Ioannou noted, while 124 pharmacies, 200 pharmacists and 57 clinical laboratories have applied to join, whose applications are being studied by the HIO
On Monday, the HIO
lowered the original 130 bar, claiming that in view of the population of children in Cyprus, a total of 90 paediatricians could guarantee quality healthcare for children within Gesy.
Registrations by physicians to the system are free of charge, the HIO
Athos Tsinontides, the HIO
's acting director, said they have received several complaints from people unable to complete the online registration process at www.gesy.org.cy
According to Neophytou, given that HIO
has included gynaecological examination and sampling only in the list of services by medical gynaecologists and not all healthcare professionals, this means that the Health Insurance Organisation is illegally limiting this service only to them.
Completion of works pertaining to Benha HIO
hospital during FY 2011/ 2012.
There is little doubt the propaganda war is being won by the supporters of Gesy, led by the Health Insurance Organisation (HIO
), that has the responsibility for setting up the scheme and administering it.