Groups of patients/citizens redirected to Public Health Medical Centres to take the laboratory test for the new coronavirus

The Ministry of Health, for public health reasons and aiming to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19, especially in vulnerable groups of the population, has arranged the possibility of carrying out the new coronavirus laboratory test in groups of patients and citizens as indicated in 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 giving birth)

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 case as well, even in an individual 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 for the immediate  of the test at the various Public Health District Medical Centres. The results of the laboratory test shall be communicated to the attending doctor.

The carrying out 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 noted that the procedure for the carrying out 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.

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