Three pharmacies in Martorell will manage the positive cases of coronavirus

The Department of Health and the College of Pharmacists have agreed that citizens who test positive for coronavirus in home-based rapid tests will be able to report it to pharmacies and have them enter the data into the health system. In this way, the Epidemiological Surveillance Service will contact those affected and draw up a network of close contacts, a measure to alleviate visits to Primary Care Centers (CAPs). Of the 1,300 pharmacies in Catalonia, there are three in Martorell where the new cases can be reported: Miralles Via Pharmacy, Domingo Pharmacy and Dios Pharmacy.

People who have tests with positive results will have to call the pharmacies to give their details (DNI or CIP number, contact telephone number and brand of antigen test), without having to send any photo, and they will be the pharmacies who dump the data into the Department of Health’s electronic system.

The coordinator of pharmacies in the Martorell-Rural Basic Health Area, Pilar de Dios, reminds us that those diagnosed as positive must respect isolation, “they must automatically stay at home, confined, in no case they have to go out for nothing ”and they have to call, write an email or send a Whatsapp message to transfer the test results to the pharmacy.

Pilar de Dios, coordinadora farmàcies ABS Martorell-Rural

This measure will be applied temporarily in the face of rising cases and the pressure to which the primary care service may be subjected. De Dios points out that this is one of the channels enabled to detect positive cases and control the pandemic, it has been implemented “urgently and will last only a short time”.

Pilar de Dios, coordinadora farmàcies ABS Martorell-Rural

With this measure, 1,300 Catalan pharmacies they have joined the circuit to control the sixth wave, which now places Catalonia at a very high risk of coronavirus infection.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by

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