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SIMERINI: “Drug smuggling”. DIKO deputy Marios Matsakis expressed concern over an emerging phenomenon involving Greek Cypriots purchasing prescription drugs from the occupied areas, where they are one quarter of the price and can be bought in large quantities, as there is no Health Services ban.

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Ombudswoman calls for staff

Ombudswoman, Iliana Nicolaou, called for greater support from the House Finance Committee yesterday in order to cope with increased responsibilities and an increasing number of complaints, which have more than doubled since she first took office. Nicolaou told the committee she had to ask the Finance Ministry for more staff because of the work overload.

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MMR uptake rate very high in Cyprus: no measles risk

CYPRUS is considered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to have one of the highest immunisation coverages in the world and has experienced no boycott of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. According to a Health Ministry official, Cyprus is expected to be named one of the leading countries in immunisation coverage with the release of next month’s WHO survey on immunisation.

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Sener Levent to stand as Euro MP

TURKISH Cypriot journalist, Sener Levent, yesterday announced his candidacy for the European Parliamentary elections next June. The editor of Africa newspaper in the occupied north has become the first Cypriot to officially announce his candidacy for the euro-elections. Levent said it was more important for him to be a candidate on behalf of Cyprus rather than becoming a European deputy.

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Delayed heart patient arrives in Athens

THE 22-year-old heart patient who needed to go abroad for a heart transplant was transferred to the Onasio Transplant Centre in Athens yesterday, a doctor told the Cyprus Mail yesterday. Stelios Kyprianou was finally taken there after a month of delays due to disagreements between doctors that would escort him and the Health Ministry.

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Patients protest at doctor’s sacking

A GROUP of cancer patients from all over Cyprus gathered outside the Nicosia Oncology Centre yesterday to protest against the decision by the Bank of Cyprus’ Oncology Centre Administrative Committee to terminate the employment of their doctor, AKEL deputy Adamos Adamou.

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