breakin news People in contact with patients with COVID-19 will be tested in a new way Khmelnytsky News “Is” lastminute news
Previously, all contacts were checked immediately by PCR tests. According to the order of the Ministry of Health, testing people who have been in contact with a patient with COVID-19 will now be ne…
Previously, all contacts were checked immediately by PCR tests.
There are also changes in the testing of physicians who were previously checked every 5 days and will now be tested once every 14 days. Testing for people with pneumonia and those with clinical signs of coronavirus infection remains the same – they will be tested immediately.
Dmytro Habinet, the head of the Khmelnytsky Regional State Administration, told today at an online briefing whether such a contact person will be issued a hospital certificate during self-isolation, or whether it will affect the work of enterprises and institutions where dozens of people can be contacted.
“These people will be in self-isolation at the doctor’s discretion. That is, it is the doctor who will determine that they are in contact. They will be able to draw up a medical certificate, “said the head of the regional state administration.
He also noted that the large number of contact persons in enterprises or institutions, of course, can affect their activities.
“In such cases, for example, in hospitals where doctors are in contact, or in critical infrastructure, such as KhNPP, we will test such people in the first place, without waiting 14 days until the end of self-isolation,” – says Dmitry Gabinet.
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He adds that there is currently only one laboratory center in the region, so its testing capacity is limited.
In addition, he noted that today at a meeting of the TEB and the National Assembly, the issue of possible additional involvement of the State Food and Consumer Service in Khmelnytsky region in the PCR study of biomaterials at COVID-19 was voiced.
“We are currently awaiting clarification on these possibilities. We understand that we need to increase the capacity of our laboratory. Today, about 700 samples of biomaterials are waiting in line for verification by PCR in the regional laboratory center. The center currently performs 260 tests a day. But testing all contacts is problematic. And this despite the fact that the situation in our region is still quite normal, “said the head of the regional state administration.
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