Several days of time for an appointment, and then waiting, often for hours. And insecurity, sometimes. This is the test through which many patients parisians who wish to get tested for a possible infection at Covid-19, reports France info.
" We have about two hours of waiting even up to three hours for a simple screening. I don't understand " complains from the public media, Michel, who wishes to perform, without the appointment of a PCR test in a laboratory in the 12th arrondissement. Pauline, who she says have " been six labs before you [will] find it here ". Unlike Michel, she has anticipated the approach. "I was offered an appointment for in six days," she said.
security agents in reinforcement
on the other side, the professionals in charge of tests are exhausted. A lab technician says " sold out ". "There are some who leave, who quit, who are trying to go in more places quiet where we are not doing the PCR Covid, for example," she continued. In question, a lack of staff, equipment and space. According to France info, the laboratory is designed to accommodate on a daily basis two to three fewer patients. And then, there is the problem of security. The public media indicate that, in the face of the tensions that sometimes occur between patients, some laboratories have had to hire security guards.
On Doctolib, a platform for making medical appointments online, several parisian laboratories are full until the beginning of the month of September. According to France info, those who receive without an appointment-you are overwhelmed at the rate of 150 patients per day. A situation probably due to the recent increase in cases in the Île-de-France, as well as the recommendations of the health authorities, which encourage patients to get tested.
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