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The leaked note outlines Qatar’s new PCR test regulations-Doha News

In the turmoil of overcrowding at public health centers across the country, health officials have put new restrictions on who can be tested in Qatar.

A lot of people “PCR crisis” In Qatar Doha News Hamad medical cooperation staff [HMC] We are currently issuing new guidelines on who should be tested at HMC hospitals and clinics.

According to the leaked HMC document, people under the age of 50 who received a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or a second dose within the last 4 months should perform PCR, even in close contact. there is no. With people infected with the virus.

People who took a second shot or booster more than 4 months ago, who are over 50 years old, or who suffer from chronic health and are in close contact with positive cases may be tested for Covid-19. I can do it.

Leakage memo announcing new restrictions on PCR testing

According to the memo, it is unclear whether the symptomatic person will be allowed to be tested or will be sent home to prevent “overcrowding” at the testing center.

However, returning travelers and visitors are obliged to test as described in the national travel regulations.

Qatar PCR crisis

After a surge in COVID-19 cases in Qatar over the past week, the country has witnessed a significant delay in PCR testing and results. According to some social media users, booking at a medical center or hospital can now take several days, making it impossible for many to cancel a flight or see if they are infected with a virus. I will.

Social media users have expressed pain and anger in the lines formed in front of the hospital.

Given the fact that Covid has been around for two years, many have asked online why such a crisis could occur.

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Criticism of the Ministry of Health’s claim to rely solely on Hamad Medical Corporation’s laboratories to inspect all COVID swabs in Qatar has become a central part of the online debate. PCR tests can be performed in almost any hospital or clinic in Qatar, but they are all sent to HMC facilities and in many cases backlogs are unavoidable.

https://www.dohanews.co/not-everyone-in-qatar-eligible-for-pcr-tests-at-public-clinics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=not-everyone-in-qatar-eligible-for-pcr-tests-at-public-clinics The leaked note outlines Qatar’s new PCR test regulations-Doha News

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