Drive-through PCR Facility Opens at CKS Memorial Hall 中正紀念堂車來速PCR篩檢站 三班制運作

A new "drive-through" PCR testing site has opened at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. It offers 1,200 tests a day.


A long line of cars moves slowly through the drive-through PCR testing facility at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall during its first day of operations on May 17. The facility offers tests in three time slots to people who arrive on foot, scooters, and cars. For each time slot, there are 300 tests that can be reserved in advance and 100 that people can register for on-site. The facility opened at 8 a.m., and on-site reservations were all snatched up less than 10 minutes later.

Li Wei-chiang, Dep. Superintendent, Taipei Veterans Gen. Hospital: “People started lining up at 6 a.m., both people on foot and those driving vehicles. The 100 slots were snatched up not long after 8 a.m. We urge those who have reservations to show up. So far, it looks like everything is going smoothly.”

Taipei Veterans General Hospital is operating the facility and has sent 100 medical personnel to diagnose, hand out medicine, and test. Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je urged people to keep their appointments. People are able to get medications to relieve symptoms on site. If they test positive, they will need to go to a hospital to get antivirals.

Li Wei-chiang, Dep. Superintendent, Taipei Veterans Gen. Hospital: “The biggest difference compared to normal testing facilities is that we have medical personnel on site to diagnose and provide medication. Medications are available for both adults and children.”

The Central Epidemic Command Center announced the new 0+7 policy on May 16. Those who live with a confirmed case and have received three vaccine doses will not have to quarantine. New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih said the second-dose and third-dose vaccination coverage rates are almost the same, so there's not much significance in the new policy. The most important actions are avoiding going out when not necessary and working from home.

Hou Yu-ih, Mayor, New Taipei City: “You can't do whatever you feel like under 0+7. In principle, you should stay at home whenever possible and work from home whenever possible. Don't go out unless it's necessary. If you must go out, don't take public transport or join crowded activities.”

The mayor said he and his medical team are doing everything they can to keep New Taipei City residents safe and healthy.

 

 

 

車隊大排長龍,緩緩駛進車來速篩檢站,民眾脫下口罩接受採檢,中正紀念堂車來速PCR篩檢站上路第一天,規劃汽車、機車、行人分流,每個時段開放300人預約、100人現場掛號,8時開始,不到10分鐘,現場掛號名額已滿,來不及的民眾只能等候下一班。

台北榮總副院長李偉強指出:「6點多就已經有人在這邊排隊,不管是走路來或開車來的,那100個名額,其實在8點一開始就已經很快就滿了,呼籲已經預約的民眾務必要來,今天看起來目前都很好。」

由北榮進駐上百位醫護人力,支援問診、領藥與採檢,台北市長柯文哲也呼籲,民眾不能爽約,17日中正紀念堂車來速到場的比例,看似有提升。另外,民眾可直接領取緩解症狀的藥物,後續若確診,需到醫院領取抗病毒藥物。

李偉強表示:「車來速跟一般的採檢站,最大的不同是還有看診跟領藥,我們的領藥分兩大類,一個是成人,一個是小朋友。」

指揮中心16日宣布實施「0+7」,確診者的家人只要打滿3劑疫苗,就免隔離,新北市長侯友宜認為,三劑跟兩劑的疫苗覆蓋率已經差不多,限制對象意義不大,最重要的是,沒必要不要出門,居家辦公為優先。

新北市長侯友宜說:「不是0+7,就什麼都可以做,原則上,你就盡量在家,盡量在家辦公,沒必要不要出門,若要出門,一定要嚴格遵守,不要搭大眾運輸,人多的地方,不要參加活動。」

侯友宜強調,他跟醫療團隊全心全力守護新北市民的健康,做好新北市長是他最重要的事。

 

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