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Jehovah’s Witness patient in surgery controversy

The issue of Jehovah’s Witnesses medical care has been brought to the forefront in a report by the Commissioner of Administration and Human Rights Elisa Savvidou after a patient requested bloodless surgery.

The issue was brought into the spotlight following a written complaint by a Jehovah’s Witnesses who has been on a public hospital waiting list since 2011, having requested bloodless surgery, which the Cyprus state health system, Savvidou ascertains, is unable to deliver.