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Georgiadis: I agree with the employees of the medical centers

May 15th 2014 at 9:37 PM

Appeared reassuring Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis on the retention of work service have announced on Monday that workers in medical laboratories and diagnostic centers, and the clinical and laboratory physicians requesting immediate payment of all amounts. Speaking at Mega, Mr. Georgiades has estimated that the retention probably will not happen, as the meeting you will have with them will make recommendations that will be satisfactory. health minister added that by the end of June, the uninsured will have access to drug coverage.The World Health

Organization (WHO) today declared a "global emergency public health" after the spread of polio in many countries, according to an announcement. WHO had made ​​last week special session polio after the discovery, the January imported cases in Afghanistan, Iraq and Equatorial Guinea. "The decision that the conditions for declaring a state of emergency was unanimous

," according to the WHO. "If unchecked, this condition can lead to failure of the global eradication of one of the most serious diseases that could be prevented by vaccination "outlined in the notice.

WHO estimates that the largest risk exporting polio regards Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria, and calls on local authorities to take action with vaccination campaigns of those who have to travel and maintaining the mechanism for at least six months after it is established that there are no new cases of export of the disease

The countries where the presence of the disease and affected by this notice are Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Israel, Somalia and Nigeria. Poliomyelitis is a highly contagious disease that affects mainly the children under five years. It can result in paralysis within hours, and in some cases fatal.

The number of polio cases has been reduced by more than 99% since 1988, rising from 350,000 to 406 cases recorded in 2013. This decrease is the result of global effort to eradicate this disease, according to WHO. In 2014, there remain only three countries where the disease is considered endemic, Afghanistan,

Nigeria and Pakistan, while in 1988 there were more than 125. "However the Polio continues to spread worldwide since the endemic countries and from countries where outbreaks occur again, "he says WHO. Between January and April,

when considered "low season" of polio transmission, identified three new events imported polio cases: Asia (Pakistan Afghanistan), Middle East (from Syria to Iraq) and Central Africa (from Cameroon in Equatorial Guinea), "says global organization.

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