A Russian businessman who holds Cyprus citizenship has donated €1 m to the state health services organization (Okypi) to buy monitors for the new ICU wards under construction at Nicosia General Hospital.
Roman Semionkin obtained Cypriot citizenship under the citizenship by investment scheme and has been living in Cyprus with his family for the past few years, Okypi said.
It said that through this generous gesture, the donor wanted to contribute to efforts to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak in Cyprus.
The first of the monitors are due to be shipped to Cyprus in the next few days.
Okypi said it wanted to thank Semionkin for his altruistic and generous donation which significantly boosts the collective effort to deal with the pandemic.