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Pedro Ramos – Press Conference

According to a press conference held on the 22nd of May, Pedro Ramos, the Regional Secretary for Health, has confirmed that the cost of the new Polymerase Chain Reaction Test (PCR) is €139, 90 and will be paid by the regional government.

With the arrival of summer, medical services on the island of Porto Santo will be reinforced with doctors, nurses and technicians from IASAUDE, guaranteed Pedro Ramos,  to ensure that any suspected Covid-19 cases are dealt with quickly.  Furthermore, tourists to the island will take part in an epidemiological survey.

Pedro Ramos went on to say that any new Covid-19 cases in Porto Santo can easily be isolated and quarantined, however, should the case become serious, the patient can be transported to Funchal hospital, where there is an area dedicated to the hospital treatment of Covid-19.

Samantha Gannon

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Madeira Weekly