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Medical association urges doctors not to participate in NHS

The board of the Cyprus Medical Association has urged doctors not to participate in a planned national health scheme, in a new twist to protracted efforts to set up a national health plan.

The unanimous decision followed a marathon meeting of the board that went on late into the night. In an announcement, the CMA said that the planned scheme posed serious dangers as to the quality of the health care to be offered and the safety of patients.

The CMA had met with the Health Minister, the Health Insurance Organisation and President Nicos Anastasiades seeking changes to the proposal, including the right to be able as doctors to join the scheme but to also offer private medical care.

Their demand was rejected as not being covered by the law on the NHS approved by parliament.

Meanwhile, according to Phileleftheros tax authorities and the auditor general are joining forces to scrutinise doctors’ tax returns to determine whether they evade taxes.

The paper said that they will also review whether all doctors have a tax file and whether the income their declare justifies their assets.

Tax authorities can seek further information from the doctors themselves and can also carry out on the spot checks.

 

 

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