The Accident and Emergency Department of Milton Cato Memorial Hospital reopened Tuesday evening, one day after being closed amidst a coronavirus scare.
The services of the department were moved to the nearby Kingstown District Clinic after a woman with flu-like symptoms visited the hospital, although she had been told not to do so.
The woman was later test negative for the coronavirus — COVID-19, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told a press conference on Tuesday.
The Ministry of Health said Tuesday night that the Kingstown District Clinic will serve as a flu clinic and triage point commencing today, Wednesday.
A triage is the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their condition.
The routine Kingstown District Clinic services have been temporarily transferred to neighbouring districts to facilitate the operations of the Kingstown Flu Clinic, the ministry said.
The ministry also announced that visiting hours at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital resumed Tuesday, having been suspended on Monday.
The ministry is asking persons who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 or who have flu-like symptoms to not visit healthcare facilities. Instead, they should call the COVID-19 hotline at 543-HEAL (543-4325).