Posted: Tuesday, March 24, 2020. 1:44 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, Belize Medical Associates (BMA) announced that it will not be seeing patients exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
BMA issued a statement saying that the facility will not be taking patients who have either been diagnosed with COVID-19, have recently been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, or have a fever, runny nose, trouble breathing, or have traveled within the past 14 days.
“This restriction has become necessary due to the lack of appropriate facilities to adequately manage COVID-19. It is not possible to separate patients with respiratory symptoms from other patients with acute or chronic diseases, due to the set up of our clinic at Belize Medical Associates,” BMA said.
BMA added that it will continue to see patients with any other acute or chronic illness and that its pharmacy, imaging, laboratory, and hospital departments will continue to function as per usual. BMA added that it is in dialogue with the Ministry of Health and stands ready to assist with non-COVID-19 related medical services; the company also thanked the public for its understanding.
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