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Face-to-face appointments with the doctor in Andalusian health centres to be restored

A busy health centre in Andalucía. File photograph.
A busy health centre in Andalucía. File photograph. / MIGUE FERNÁNDEZ
  • The Junta's Minister of Health said the service would be reintroduced from 2 March after a decrease in the Covid-19 cumulative incidence rate

The Junta de Andalucía's health minister, Jesús Aguirre, announced this Wednesday (24 Febraury) in Cordoba that face-to-face appointments with the family doctor or primary care nursing staff will be restored in the region from 2 March.

He said the decision follows a decrease in the cumulative incidence rate of the coronavirus which makes it possible to restore "the normalisation of health care", but with "security".

Speaking to journalists Aguirre said that, "at the primary care level, from 2 March, we are going to normalise the service to users, with regard to face-to-face appointments”.

The objective, he explained, is that "anyone in Andalucía can visit their family doctor or nurse in a normal way, as before, through the return of face-to-face appointments - but while always guaranteeing safety."