A special electronic recording platform will indicate to doctors and nursing homes where there is an available bed to refer a coronavirus patient in urgent need to be admitted in an Intensive Care Unit.
This is part of the central management of the beds of the ICUs of the public and private hospitals contracted with the Health Insurance Organization (HIO) at the level of the Administration of the Ministry of Health, Philenews reports.
Specifically, Minister of Health Michalis Hadjipandela explained that “the software currently used by the HIO has an application which allows us to enter the data of all ICUs operating within the General Health Scheme (Gesy) in Cyprus.
“Through this platform, doctors and nursing homes will be able to know at any time where there is an available bed to refer a patient if their own hospital’s ICU is overcrowded.”
The aim, he added, is to stop seeing intubated patients in the ICU or other departments of hospitals outside the ICU and at the same time to stop the continuous referral of patients from the ICUs of private hospitals of the GESY to state hospitals without any consultation and cooperation between them.