The pace of opening clinics designated COVID-19 is accelerating in Quebec: while there were three last week, 14 are open Monday, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
D already welcomed patients in Montreal last week, as well as one in Quebec since Wednesday.
The Ministry of Health had already announced the opening of a clinic in Longueuil in Montérégie, which is now done. But 10 more are added this Monday: four in Mauricie-Center-du-Québec, two in Estrie and one in each of the following regions: Outaouais, Laval, Lanaudière and in the Laurentians
Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann said the opening of such clinics was intended to better respond to a possible increase in the number of screenings, and to prevent people with symptoms from infecting others. visiting regular hospitals or clinics.
Four other clinics are also scheduled to open this week, two in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and two others in Montérégie.
Minister McCann asks citizens who have symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough and breathing difficulties, to call the new information service first at 1-877-644-4545, which replaces 811. A nurse will assess their situation and make an appointment for them at the designated clinic, if necessary.
The number of available lines must pass Monday from 1200 to 2000 and 80 additional nurses will be able to respond to the requests of citizens worried about their state of health.