New Testing Site Opens on NTU Campus 台大醫學院體育館篩檢站啟用 每日4百人

National Taiwan University Hospital has opened a testing site, allowing people to do PCR tests and receive medications at the same visit.


Taipei's latest facility offering disease prevention emergency outpatient services is located at the National Taiwan University College of Medicine's gym. People who test positive in a rapid test can get a PCR test here to confirm the diagnosis. The facility is capable of performing 400 tests a day. Many people were already waiting outside before 9 a.m. on May 18.

Kao Jia-horng, Vice Superintendent, NTU Hospital: “People with a positive rapid test that come to our disease prevention emergency outpatient service need to first register. When they register, we'll confirm with them whether they will need medications to relieve symptoms. If they do, then a doctor will see them and provide the self-paid medications.”

A new policy took effect on May 18. People aged 65 or over with a positive rapid test will be sent to an outpatient service where a medical-grade rapid test will be administered. The senior citizen will be considered a confirmed case once medical personnel verifies the positive result and be eligible to receive oral antiviral Paxlovid. 

Kao Jia-horng, Vice Superintendent, NTU Hospital: “Once the positive result is confirmed and a so-called doctor-patient consensus has been reached, our clinical doctors will report the case to the notifiable infectious disease reporting system. Of course, the medical history and medications the patient is using will be taken into consideration to determine if there are any risks, including that of drug interaction. If everything can be confirmed, we will prescribe medicine on the spot.”

Hou Yu-ih, Mayor, New Taipei City: “Today is the first day where people aged 65 or over will only need a positive rapid test and the diagnosis of a doctor to be classified as a confirmed case and quickly receive medications. This will prevent their conditions from worsening to moderate to severe.”

People aged 65 or above with a positive rapid test result can now go to a medical facility and ask a doctor to determine if they are eligible for medications. This will help to reduce the demand for PCR tests, as well as ensure prompt treatment. New Taipei City Mayor Hou Yu-ih said this policy should be extended to the entire population.

 

 

 

台大醫學院體育館防疫急門診正式啟動,提供快篩陽性民眾進行PCR確認,每日提供400人次篩檢量能,一早九時不到,就陸續有民眾前往防疫急門診。

台大醫院副院長高嘉宏表示:「快篩陽性的民眾到了我們防疫急門診之後,他要先掛號,我們當然掛號的地方會跟他確定,他有沒有使用這些症狀緩解藥物的一個需求,如果有的話,當然醫師就會看診,且給予這個自費的藥物。」

65歲以上長者快篩陽性者則是分流到疫病門診,進行醫用快篩,經醫事人員確認陽性即為確診,可評估使用輝瑞抗病毒口服藥物。

高嘉宏指出:「確認這個是陽性,達到醫病共識的話,臨床醫師就會通報法傳系統,當然這要考慮到病人過去用藥的一些病史,有沒有一些風險的情況,另外有沒有一些藥物的交互作用,如果都可以確認,我們當場就可以給藥。」

新北市長侯友宜表示:「今天是快篩陽等同確診,65歲以上只要經過我們醫師的診斷,就能夠快速的給藥,能夠讓他們預防不要到中重症。」

65歲以上長者快篩陽性,可就近到醫療院所請醫師評估給藥上路,除了能減少PCR篩檢負擔,也不浪費黃金治療時間,新北市長侯友宜強調,不只65歲以上需要,而是全台民眾都需要。

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