Bay Medical Centre Reintroduces Teleconsultations To Stop COVID-19 Spread

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Bay Medical Centre at Tapion has announced the reintroduction of Teleconsultations in a bid to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement came in a letter this week to patients.

“We have come to the point where St. Lucia has community spread of COVID-19 and the numbers are increasing. We would like to see our island mitigate the spread, and eliminate the virus,” the letter stated.

The reintroduction of the teleconsultations took effect Thursday and will continue for the next two weeks.

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Bay Medical Centre said it will offer clients its usual level of service in the safest way possible to avoid COVID-19.

“All patients will be seen via teleconsult. If you don’t have a smartphone we will call you on the telephone. Face to face consultations will be arranged based on the need, after a teleconsultation. We administer a COVID screening questionnaire over the phone prior to all face to face consultations,” the centre advised.

“We need to protect you, our staff and especially our vulnerable patients with chronic rheumatic diseases, many of whom are on immunosuppressive drugs. This strategy will be reviewed in 2 weeks time,” according to the letter to patients.

The medical facility recalled that earlier in the year, for a short while, it had encouraged  patients  to stay home and reduce contact with anyone outside their household.

It noted at the time that teleconsultations were instituted to provide medical care.

With the reintroduction of the initiative, Bay Medical Centre has advised patients to avoid walking into the medical facility.

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