The general situation in OKYPY hospitals regarding patients treated with COVID – 19 is clearly improved, according to the Spokesperson of the State Health Services Organization, Charalambos Charilaou, adding that despite the recent days there is a small increase in the number of and this is directly related to the increase in communicability in the community.
In his statements to KYPE, Mr. Charilaou stressed that what they have noticed is that in the last few days more than young people under the age of 40 have been admitted, which are serious cases, while some of them have been intubated and transferred to his Intensive Care Unit. General Hospital of Nicosia.
He added that the median age of hospitalized patients is 54-55 years, but noted that this development is a natural consequence since older people have higher vaccination coverage than people who are younger.
He pointed out that in combination with the Indian mutation that has been detected in the community, they expect that in the coming days they will have a small increase in the number of patients. He added that the State Health Services Organization is on standby, so that they have quick reflexes and in case of need to open more beds than they have today and be able to respond adequately.
Mr. Charilaou noted that infrastructure for the treatment of COVID-19 cases exists in the General Hospital of Famagusta, the General Hospital of Nicosia and the General Hospital of Limassol, adding that the General Hospitals of Paphos and Larnaca at this stage do not treat such cases, maintain their infrastructure in Hospitalization that sees and evaluates suspicious or confirmed cases.
He also added that in case of need for hospitalization of an incident, he is referred to other Hospitals.
Asked about this, Mr. Charilaou replied that the public hospitals are on daily alert and do not wait for the autumn period to get ready. “Already this small increase in patients that is taking place at the moment worries us, so we are on full alert.” , he added.
Mr. Charilaou appealed to the people to continue to take individual protective measures such as the mask, distances as well as those who are not vaccinated to proceed with their vaccination.
In relation to the vaccination of health professionals in public hospitals, the Spokesperson of OKYPY stated that the percentage has increased according to the data and the first indications that they have. However, he noted, the exact figures are expected within the next week.