Paramedic at-home COVID-19 testing ‘very useful’: Roumeliotis

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EASTERN ONTARIO – The region’s medical officer of health says a service by the Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services has been very useful.

The Community Paramedic Program, announced on March 24, has been testing higher-risk and vulnerable people in their homes for the coronavirus.

As of this week, paramedics have tested 60 people, Dr. Paul Roumeliotis shared during a conference call.

“That’s a great service. It has been very useful. I want to go on record on thanking our EMS partners for doing that,” Roumeliotis said.

He added that paramedics will also be helping out at testing and assessment centers.

Cornwall-SDG Paramedic Services Chief Bill Lister will be holding a conference call with media this afternoon (April 3) to further lay out what EMS workers are doing and “how residents…will be asked to adapt.”

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