230 outpatient assessment centers for COVID patients

To avoid accumulating pressure on the medical system, authorities have set up dozens of outpatient assessment centers for patients with mild forms of Covid.

Here, patients can receive effective treatments from the first days of illness, with the monitoring of the family doctor.

These centers could support the medical system in wave 5, giving priority to people who develop a serious form following the infection.

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230 outpatient assessment centers

Romania has today exceeded the threshold of eight million people vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose. However, the vaccination rate remains low. Today, just over 6,800 Romanians took the first dose, and another over 15,000 – the booster dose.

Meanwhile, the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to rise. 8,800 were reported today, more than double yesterday. At the moment, our country has one of the fastest increases in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Europe, said today the Minister of Health, Alexandru Rafila.

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However, he pointed out that only less than 4% of cases end up in hospitals. Patients with mild forms will have at their disposal almost 230 outpatient assessment centers, the health minister also announced.

“It simply came to our notice then. It involves rapid testing, close to the patient’s home, by family doctors, an initial assessment at the family doctor.

Subsequently, the average forms and patients with comorbidities will be referred to the 230 assessment centers, where they can benefit from medical tests and a radiograph or computed tomography, as appropriate, after which some of them will receive antiviral medication from them. outpatient centers or they will be referred to hospitals, in case they need oxygen or more in-depth care “, explained Alexandru Rafila, according to RRA.

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The Minister of Health stated that the list of COVID assessment centers will be available as soon as the government decision in this regard, scheduled for this week, is adopted.

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