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Re-organising primary health care to respond to the Coronavirus epidemic in Cape Town, South Africa

Tytuł :
Re-organising primary health care to respond to the Coronavirus epidemic in Cape Town, South Africa
Autorzy :
Robert Mash
Charlyn Goliath
Gio Perez
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Temat :
primary health care
service delivery
covid-19
corona virus
sars-cov-2
Medicine
Public aspects of medicine
RA1-1270
Źródło :
African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine, Vol 12, Iss 1, Pp e1-e4 (2020)
Wydawca :
AOSIS, 2020.
Rok publikacji :
2020
Kolekcja :
LCC:Medicine
LCC:Public aspects of medicine
Typ dokumentu :
article
Opis pliku :
electronic resource
Język :
English
French
ISSN :
2071-2928
2071-2936
Relacje :
https://phcfm.org/index.php/phcfm/article/view/2607; https://doaj.org/toc/2071-2928; https://doaj.org/toc/2071-2936
DOI :
10.4102/phcfm.v12i1.2607
Dostęp URL :
https://doaj.org/article/6ff79046f07344f1af3d8832e1b434dd
Numer akcesji :
edsdoj.6ff79046f07344f1af3d8832e1b434dd
Czasopismo naukowe
Cape Town is currently one of the hotspots for COVID-19 on the African continent. The Metropolitan Health Services have re-organised their primary health care (PHC) services to tackle the epidemic with a community-orientated primary care perspective. Two key goals have guided the re-organisation, the need to maintain social distancing and reduce risk to people using the services and the need to prepare for an influx of people with COVID-19. Facilities were re-organised to have ‘screening and streaming’ at the entrance and patients were separated into hot and cold streams. Both streams had ‘see and treat’ stations for the rapid treatment of minor ailments. Patients in separate streams were then managed further. If patients with chronic conditions were stable, they were provided with home delivery of medication by community health workers. Community health workers also engaged in community-based screening and testing. Initial evaluation of PHC preparedness was generally good. However, a number of key issues were identified. Additional infrastructure was required in some facilities to keep the streams separate with the onset of winter. Managers had to actively address the anxiety and fears of the primary care workforce. Attention also needed to be given to the prevention and treatment of non-COVID conditions as utilisation of these services decreased. The epidemic exposed intersectoral and intrasectoral fault lines, particularly access to social services at a time when they were most needed. Community screening and testing had to be refocused due to limited laboratory capacity and a lengthening turnaround time.
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