Pharmacies in Madrid will be able to test for the detection of coronavirus infections from February. The Ministry of Health has only authorized the tests for “population screening” and not for private use.
Pharmacies in the Community of Madrid will be able to start testing for antigens from February. The Regional Official Gazette has published this Thursday the order that enables them to join the regional strategy for detecting infections by Covid-19 mainly in asymptomatic people.
The tests will be carried out through “population screening” supervised by the General Directorate of Public Health and citizens will not be able to go on their own to do them. Although the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso requested authorization for private use by individuals, the Ministry of Health restricted the permit to specific actions .
“The week of February 1 we will get the tests to the pharmacies and next week the citizens, through their health card, will have the vaccination data and the test tests,” the president said this Thursday from the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso . ”
The data will be able to carry them over so that the vaccinated, as I said in August that it could happen, although I had as always the typical discrediting campaign, in this way they will be able to recover normality,” he added.
The regional leader has indicated that they will “intensify” measures to try to contain the third wave of the pandemic. “We will not hesitate to do whatever it takes to continue ensuring that the virus continues to spread, but bearing in mind that the accent can not only be placed on some sectors: not in the hotel industry, not in restaurants and not in shops” , has added.
According to the order published in the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid, “in order to implement collaboration between the pharmacy offices and the Health Administration, the collaboration agreements deemed necessary may be signed “. In principle, it is planned that they will be carried out in areas with a high incidence of infections.