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Private doctors call for two-week lockdown, willing to offer help and advice

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The Private Medical Practitioners’ Association (PMPA) has urged the health authorities to consider a two-week lockdown in order to break the chain of transmission.

It has also demanded that only Pfizer vaccines are used for booster jabs. In an 11-point press release issued on Thursday evening, the PMPA is said to be very concerned by current health crisis and the number of COVID-19 related deaths.

Citing the press release, l’Express reported that the PMPA commended their colleagues in the public sector “who put their safety and health at risk in order to save the lives of hundreds of their compatriots.”

“Despite the limited resources available”, they also pledged to provide their support, “in every way”. 

One of such ways is the proposed setting up of a mechanism of family physicians to monitor patients with non-communicable diseases.

“This will relieve Area Health Centers, community health centers and other departments of regional hospitals providing outpatient treatment and allow staff from the said centers and departments to be redeployed to departments treating COVID-19 patients.”

The association has also expressed the need for a communication channel between private general practitioners and doctors of the much-criticized Domiciliary Medical Unit, the vaccination teams, the superintendents of regional hospitals in order to put in place “an appropriate prevention and management strategy.”

The PMPA has also urged the setting up of a joint team, comprising specialists from the private and public sectors to review treatment protocols and health measures related to COVID-19.

In addition to full lockdown for at least two weeks, the PMPA reiterated an earlier proposal to convert the Côte d’Or stadium as a COVID-19 treatment centre in order “to compensate for the lack of beds.”

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