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Doctors – shareholders in diagnostic centers send citizens for pointless examinations

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In the absence of any specifications, the diagnostic centers in Cyprus operate, according to what was mentioned during today's session of the Parliamentary Committee on Health. As the director of OAU Efi Kamitsi admitted, there is no relevant legislation, but she notes that the legislation is not made by the organization but starts by the Ministry of Health.

Present at The owner of the Agios Therissos Center, Thyrsos Posporis, was also present at the meeting and complained about a system with kickbacks in the field of health. He spoke of doctors who are shareholders in diagnostic centers to which patients are referred for unnecessary examinations and surgeries. This is an issue that creates problems for both the OAU, with providers abusing the system, but there is also the issue of patient safety and health. According to the Head of the Department of Medical Physics of OKYPY, Prodromos Kaplanis, every 200 full-body CT scans a patient dies while many of them are suffering from cancer.

Source: politis.com.cy

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