Our testing and tracing capacities are on the verge of collapse: "If we don't come to help us, we won't last long"

The demand for tests has never been greater in Belgium. Faced with this situation, the interfederal committee responsible for screening and tracing contacts (“Testing & tracing”) calls for more resources to support the workload.

The pressure is currently enormous on primary care and the front line. The reason is simple, the demand for information regarding testing, tracing and vaccination is enormous and is not going to slow down. Waiting times for general practitioners are now estimated at three weeks. “In our practice here in Overijse and even elsewhere in Belgium, doctors must first respond to hundreds of phone calls about the Covid, about symptoms, quarantines and many others that help the testing centers to function. as for vaccination centers, says professor of general medicine Dirk Devroey (VUB).

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