GPs still facing issues over carrying out Covid tests

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 3:02PM
A Covid specific testing centre. (Photo / NZ Herald)

GPs still facing issues over carrying out Covid tests

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 4 Aug 2020, 3:02PM

GPs are still trying to work out how to safe and easily carry out Covid-19 testing alongside normal operations.

The Government's urging anyone who is offered a test to take it.

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners president Dr Samantha Murton says access to tests has become varied across the country as testing facilities are scaled back.

She told Kerre McIvor testing at general practices has its challenges.

"We should be protecting ourselves and patients and anyone else who might be in contact,  so that might mean that you need to have a separate room, but also it might mean we try to schedule it at the practice to a certain time of the day." 

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