Dis-Chem has stopped testing for COVID-19 for the foreseeable future due to a backlog at laboratories.
The pharmacy group says the increase in infections is putting a severe strain on the capacity of laboratories. The backlog has impacted the turnaround time test results.
It says it will review the situation regularly and will consider reopening the laboratories. Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.
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