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Groups of patients/citizens redirected to Public Health Medical Centres for the Covid test

The Ministry of Health, for public health reasons and aiming to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, especially in vulnerable groups of the population, has currently arranged the possibility of realisation of the new coronavirus laboratory test in groups of patients and citizens as per the table below:

  Specific groups of citizens that are redirected to a laboratory test Procedure
1 People suffering from cancer that are going to follow a particular therapy/treatment The attending doctor, who should be a specialist in oncology, shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)
2 People that are going to undergo surgery The attending doctor, who should be a specialist in surgery, shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)
3 Pregnant women that are going to give birth soon (it is recommended that the test should be taken as close as possible to the possible date of birthgiving) The attending obstetrician-gynaecologist, shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)
4 Elderly people that are going to be admitted to Elderly People Nursery Houses. The personal doctor shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842).
5 People that suffer from mental diseases that are going to be admitted to mental health centres. The attending psychiatrist shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842).
6 People that have been victims of violence (adults and children) that are going to be admitted to care centres. The attending doctor or medical partner, shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)
7 Drug-dependent people that are going to be admitted to Drug Rehabilitation Clinics The attending psychiatrist shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842).
8 People that wish to visit their 1st degree relatives that are hospitalized in intensive care, provided that the attending doctors give their consent. The attending doctor of the patient shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)
9 Women that are victims of trafficking The attending doctor or medical partner, shall send a particular certificate to the Public Health Centres Coordination Service (fax: 22398842)

 

Accessibility to the test can also be arranged in various other cases as well, even in a unique case, if deemed necessary by the Epidemiology Monitoring Unit and Infectious Diseases, by the 1420 service or by the Public Health Centres Coordination Service for public health reasons.

After receiving the relevant certificate, the Public Health Centres Coordination Service shall proceed with the planning and briefing of the people interested in the immediate realization of the test at the various Public Health District Medical Centres. The results of the laboratory test will be communicated to the attending doctor.

The realization of the programme described above will be regularly monitored by a central authority, so that the implementation of the defined procedures remains secured.

It should be taken into consideration that the procedure for the realization of the test and the announcement of the results after the sample has been taken needs about 1-2 days to be completed. Consequently, the attending doctors have to ensure that the people that are going to take the test will be redirected within the appropriate time frame.

(PIO)

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