[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1462850584089{margin-top: 15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Update on the 2020 Wuhan Coronavirus & Viral Pneumonia” font_container=”tag:h1|font_size:35|text_align:center|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1579683394521{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”DORSCON Orange Update of Procedures and Precautions on 8 February 2020″ font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23040060″ google_fonts=”font_family:Libre%20Baskerville%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1423751086688{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_column_text]Dear patients,

The disease outbreak response level has been raised to Orange as of the 7th of February 2020. This is in response to some cases of the 2019-nCOV virus being untraceable to known clusters. While the risk to the general public is still low, community transmission has been established.

We urge everyone to remain calm and to continue with the precautions I listed in previous correspondence.

Hand hygiene is the most underrated form of personal protection against viruses. Washing your hands properly for at least 20 seconds, including the wrists and thumbs, is far more effective than alcohol sanitizers. Be sensible and stay at home if you are unwell.

Symptoms of the 2019-nCOV virus include:

  • Having a cough
  • Body aches
  • Chills
  • Feelings of tiredness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sore throat
  • Fever.

Not everyone presents with a fever, so if you feel that you may be at risk either through your work or travel history, please give us a call and we can advise you further.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18882″ img_size=”1067×800″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”18881″ img_size=”1067×800″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]WHO recommendations on how to clean your hands.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In light of community spread, we hope that you understand that waiting times may be slightly longer as we have to thoroughly disinfect the rooms between patients. You may also want to prepare your children for an odd-looking doctor—I have taken to wearing a face shield and a mask.

Other measures we will be taking, in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s recommendations for DORSCON Orange situations include:

1. A maximum of one accompanying caregiver per patient, who must be registered for contact tracing purposes. The accompanying caregiver must not have travelled to Mainland China 14 days prior to their visit.

2. Filling up of screening questionnaires for patients and all visitors.

3. For patients with chronic diseases, we will make arrangements for you to have phone consultations and to pick up your medication during non-clinical hours. This is to minimize your exposure to patients who may be ill, so I urge you to reach out to us if you would like this to be done for you.

We seek your cooperation as we work together to ensure the safety of you and the community. As always, take care of yourselves and be safe.

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Dr Victoria Lien
Senior Medical Officer
WL&H Medical Services

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