Cyprus spends millions on medical care for Turkish Cypriots
Nicosia, Feb 28 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government spent 11.2 million pounds on medical care for 23.394 Turkish Cypriots in the past two years, Athina Kyriakidou, member of the House Health Committee has said.
Kyriakidou said that in 2003, 8.562 Turkish Cypriots received medical treatment, 7.057 in state hospitals, 1.184 at the Cyprus Bank Oncology Centre and 321 at the Institute of Neurology and Genetics.
During 2004, 14.834 Turkish Cypriots underwent medical treatment, 9.837 in state hospitals, 2.182 at the Cyprus Bank Oncology Centre and 361 at the Institute of Neurology and Genetics, she added.
Kyriakidou said that last year nine Turkish Cypriots were sent abroad for medical treatment, at the government's expense.
She noted that this shows the continuing efforts of the Cyprus government to build real bridges of mutual understanding and communication with the Turkish Cypriots.