Nucleic acid test results mutually recognized across all Beijing medical institutions

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The Beijing Municipal Health Commission issued a series of service measures and announced three principles on June 29, requiring medical institutions to ensure effective regular prevention and control of COVID-19, and to offer improved medical service.

The health commission has called for medical institutions to establish a fast track for the treatment of critically ill patients, and set up emergency isolation areas and buffer zones for emergency treatment of the critically ill when their nucleic acid test results have not yet been obtained.

For those who have to be hospitalized, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission requires that the relevant hospitals strictly implement the requirements for regular prevention and control, establish comprehensive transition wards for inpatients, and classify them through screening based on each patient's condition, so as to reduce the risk of cross-infection within the hospital.

It also requires each district in the city to designate a regional medical center for the treatment of residents in medium- and high-risk areas, and to dispatch medical teams to help communities and villages in need.

Community health service institutions, while issuing long-term prescriptions for patients with chronic diseases, offering online consultation and medical guidance, and providing on-site delivery services, should also assume their role as family doctors. The Beijing Municipal Health Commission requires them to provide targeted health services for residents within their jurisdiction.

Moreover, the Beijing Municipal Health Commission requires that test results for COVID-19 issued by medical and health institutions with testing capabilities be mutually recognized across the city. In principle, the nucleic acid test shall also not be repeated within 24 hours.

In addition, the health authority requires medical institutions to implement a precise appointments mechanism, adjust the ratio of registered patients, and encourage patients to visit clinics during off-peak hours.

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