Various Algarve health centres to remain open on 24 and 31 December

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 23-12-2019 17:16:00 · 0 Comments

Eleven Algarve health centres will be open on Xmas and New Year’s Eve to avoid unnecessary travel to hospital emergency rooms, the Regional Health Administration (ARS) announced on Monday.

ARS/Algarve said that the Aljezur, Lagos, Lagoa, Portimão, Silves, Monchique, Vila do Bispo, Faro, Olhão, São Brás de Alportel and Tavira health centres will stay open on December 24 and 31.

With this measure, the authorities intend to respond, in an appropriate manner, "to a possible increase in the flow of users during this period of the year, particularly in cases of acute illness, such as influenza and respiratory infections".

The ARS/Algarve recommends to the population that if they feel the first symptoms of flu - such as coughing, headaches, fever, malaise and muscular pains - they should first contact the SNS contact centre (808 24 24 24).


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