North Cyprus News | Expat’s Repeat Hepatitis Test Travesty


North Cyprus News – Expat’s Repeat Hepatitis Test Travesty

It is renewal time again for the ex pat who has consistently tested as a false positive in his Hepatitis C test, a requirement for all ex pats under the age of 60 who live in north Cyprus on a permanent basis. Let us hope that this year, that this anomaly is recognised and the ex pat is allowed his renewal with any further stress or anxiety.

It is commendable that the BRS has become actively involved in helping anyone affected by this procedure.

Here are some helpful contacts from BRS


Improved procedures for Residency Health Checks for Expatriates

MNCB are pleased to announce the following new Residency Health Check procedure for expatriates that have been agreed with the TRNC Health Ministry. These procedures are operative immediately.

Will all expatriates due an annual health check make an appointment at their nearest state hospital at either Girne or Gazi Magusa. After visiting the Police Station with your paperwork, attend the hospital at the prearranged time, pay the medical fee requested, and complete the tests. :

Girne Akcicek Hospital –

Dr Salih Beyoglu – Chief Medical Officer

Secretary – Nilgun Sari – Tel. 0392 815 2170 direct line or 0392 815 2266 Ext 303

Appointments available weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-11am (excluding public holidays).

Gazi Magusa General Hospital

Dr Erdal Ozcenk – Chief Medical Officer- Ext 1101

Secretary – Gonul Songur – Tel. 0392 366 5328 Ext 1102

Three people are assigned to deal with Expatriate Health Checks from 9:30 Mon-Fri (excluding public holidays).

Ceyhun Umiter Tel. 0392 366 5328 Ext 2220

Huseyn Karci. Tel. 0392 366 5328 Ext 2219

Mustafa Yaver Tel. 0392 366 5328 Ext 2221

If the first test is not clear, please in the first instance contact the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer.

If the matter is not resolved at the District Hospital you will be referred to Lefkosa General Hospital for the more refined a Ribba test. You will not be charged for the Ribba test.

Lefkosa Nalbantoglu Devlet Hospital

If you are referred for a Ribba Test please contact Dr Ersan for appointment..

Dr Rifat Siber – Chief Medical Officer – [email protected]

Dr Ersan Berksel- Assistant Chief Medical Officer – [email protected]

Tel. 0392 223 2441 Ext 1114″

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