An arrest warrant has been issued against a father who has reportedly hit a female pupil at the Episkopi Gymnasium (lower secondary school) in Limass
Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence
Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence
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An arrest warrant has been issued against a father who has reportedly hit a female pupil at the Episkopi Gymnasium (lower secondary school) in Limassol after she quarrelled with his daughter, philenews reports.

According to the police, the father went to the school to seek an explanation from his daughter’s schoolmates after she told him they got into a fight.

An arrest warrant was issued after one of the girls reported that the father hit her, resulting in the involvement of the police to investigate the incident.

The father has reportedly told authorities that he rebuked both students.

According to a witness, the student had attacked his daughter.

In a separate incident, police have arrested a teacher at Limassol’s Linopetra Gymnasium who is suspected of assaulting and causing actual bodily harm to a 3rd-grade male student.

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Limassol police investigate 2 incidents of school violence

GHS revenue €30m higher than anticipated, spending €50m lower

GHS revenue €30m higher than anticipated, spending €50m lower

The Health Insurance Organisation’s revenue from the general health system (GHS) is higher than anticipated, while spending is below that budgeted, the HIO senior official Angelos Tropis told the Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday.

The GHS was launched on June 1 last year but compulsory deductions on income started on March 1. From March 1 to October 31, the HIO had received €30m more than anticipated from GHD contributions and co-payments. Spending on the GHS from June 1 to the end of 2019 was €50m less the budgeted.

Tropis said that revenue from deductions from March 1 to October 31 was €330m while another €10m was collected from co-payments over the same period. Co-payments include visits to specialist doctors with the referral of a personal doctor which costs €6 and without which costs €25, as well as the purchase of medicine.

“We have a positive divergence in relation to the revenue projected in the actuarial study by Mercer which estimated we would collect around  €310m,” he said.

As regards expenditure, in the first seven months of the operation of the GHS (June 1 to end of 2019), expenditure totalled €230m which is below the €280m budgeted (€40m a month) because the number of doctors who had signed up in the first few months was lower than the current number.

Tropis said that preparations are underway for an increase in GHS contributions in March  in view of the full implementation of the scheme to cover also in-hospital care. The total budget is €1b a year or some €80 m a year,

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Eurostat: Average hospital stay in Cyprus in 2017 was 6.1 nights

Eurostat: Average hospital stay in Cyprus in 2017 was 6.1 nights

Eurostat: Average hospital stay in Cyprus in 2017 was 6.1 nights

As the Health Insurance Organisation begins talks with private hospitals to bring them into the general health scheme, Eurostat has published figures on the average length of a hospital stay for in-patients across the EU.

These showed that in 2017, the average ranged from 4.5 days in the Netherlands, 5.3 days in Bulgaria and 5.5 days (2016 data) in Denmark to 9.1 days in France, 9.6 days in Czechia and 9.8 days in Hungary.

The average for Cyprus was 6.1 days which was the sixth lowest in the EU and the eighth lowest including the EFTA countries (Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)

Although there were more female patients than male patients, the average length of stay for male patients was generally longer in most Member States, Eurostat added.

 

The source dataset can be found here.