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Members of the public wait in line outside the Marabella Health Centre last Wednesday.

All outpatient clinics under the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) have been temporarily suspended. In a press release, the SWRHA did not say when in person (face-to-face) services at the outpatient clinics at the hospitals and health centres will resume. “This notice, however, does not apply to Antenatal clinics and childhood immunisation services,” the release further stated. Outpatients were advised that the SWRHA’s staff will be in contact with them and will also be collecting new prescriptions, clinic cards/new appointments and referral/blood results.

Patients with scheduled appointments who do not receive a call from the authority are asked to contact 87-SWRHA (877-9742). Patients and clients are advised to contact Customer Care Centre at that number for any matter in relation to healthcare.