Mayor proposes a diagnostic centre for the Corona Virus

Düsseldorf’s Mayor Thomas Geisel has proposed to establish at short notice a diagnostic centre for the Corona Virus for the people of Düsseldorf. The city will provide a suitable building. The Mayor expects that the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians will provide the required personnel.

Today, Düsseldorf’s Mayor Thomas Geisel invited representatives of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV), the University clinic of Düsseldorf as well as council members and heads of department to a meeting to discuss the current situation with regard to the Corona Virus. At the Mayor’s suggestion, the meeting discussed the idea of establishing a centre for the diagnosis of the Corona Virus for the people of Düsseldorf. The city will provide a suitable building for this purpose. The Mayor expects that the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians will provide the required personnel. The details are now to be clarified as quickly as possible in order that the diagnostic centre is already able to begin its work this weekend. The aim of the centre is to relieve the burden on general practices, to offer the population somewhere to turn and to prevent any barriers in the health system. The Mayor had already informed the Council of Elders of the situation that morning.

Mayor Thomas Geisel stated: "We are observing the situation very closely and are very well prepared for the worst. It is important 'to keep calm'. According to the situation at the moment, it is not necessary to call off major events or to close kindergartens and schools. As today’s meeting has once more shown, all those involved in the state capital work as a team if the situation requires it. I would like to thank all those involved most sincerely for their support.”

As an additional service, the city has opened a live-ticker on its home page with information on the Corona Virus and has provided an information line under 0211-8996090.
 
Friday, 28th February 2020, 6:25 pm