Strokes and heart attacks, the two leading killers in Cyprus, are projected to be reduced through a national policy to be implemented next year. On Thursday, the Committee of House Health held a hearing in which lawmakers made the announcement.
Cypriot MP Savia Orphanidou told the committee that Strokes and heart diseases like ischemic disease are the two leading causes of mortality in Cyprus, accounting for 28% of all deaths in Cyprus.
“An unseen adversary, an invisible epidemic which should be handled at its core,” said Orphanidou, in the context of formulating this national policy. “At its root” she defined as a “invisible enemy,” a “invisible pandemic.”
This plan will be implemented in a year’s time in conjunction with all stakeholders, Orphanidou said, according to CNA. This approach will encompass tactics already being implemented by the Ministry of Health on alcohol, smoking, exercise, and obesity, according to Orphanidou’s statement.
“We look forward to seeing outcomes in the patient’s best interest and also the state in general,” Orphanidou said.
Ms. Nicolaou stated that the discussion had been set in the proper path and that they would be closely overseeing the effectiveness of such a significant national policy for the country. The function of public hospitals, according to her, is crucial and crucial.
Attendees at the meeting were concerned about the existing reality, in which patients with heart attacks and strokes face delays in treatment because of enormous workloads.
Nicolaou emphasized the significance of passing time while discussing heart attack and stroke difficulties.
Doctors should be given all the instruments they need, Nicolaou said. He also stressed that patients with heart failure should not be given particular medications for six months when the Gesy was only providing them with one month’s supply.
The opposition MP called for a cultural shift that would allow everyone in need of rapid medical attention to receive it, based on scientific standards.
It is hoped that this policy would be executed sooner rather than later by Diko MP Chrysanthos Savvides.
According to Savvides, these are “two unseen diseases” that may be managed by a national policy.
As the committee has been briefed, 25 percent of these instances are left with the side effects of a stroke, which means that approximately 250 individuals are affected each year in Cyprus. He stated there are roughly 1,000 cases a year in Cyprus, and the trend looks to be increasing.
According to Diko, a national strategy would have to include five key cornerstones, including maintenance of statistical data and enrichment of pharmaceutical formulations. Also, there is a need for increasing rehabilitation programs, increasing the outreach program on these illnesses and in schools, as well as immediate access to medical care by patients.