COVID-19 UPDATE

Gentle Procedures Clinic Saskatchewan is committed to providing care to our patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have now reopened and are performing procedures, with modified processes.

Guidelines for patients coming to the clinic:

  • If you are checking in at the front desk please SHOW your health card to our reception staff, they do not need to swipe or handle it.
  • If you have a surgical mask, or another way of covering your nose and mouth, please bring/wear it.  If we have a supply of masks, we will provide them based on need.
  • Stay two meters (six feet) away from other people and avoid touching surfaces.

Public health advice for patients:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer if hands are not soiled.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands or used sanitizer.
  • Practice social distancing: it may be our best chance at minimizing the overall impact of this virus.
  • If you’ve returned from travel outside of Canada, public health leaders recommend self-isolating for 14 days.

Additional resources about COVID-19:

Government of Saskatchewan emerging Public Health issues – https://saskatchewan.ca/covid19

Canadian Medical Association Covid 19 Updates – https://www.cma.ca/cma-update-coronavirus

Public Health Agency of Canada – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

  • We continue to monitor information and recommendations from local, provincial and federal public health units and will adjust our clinic practices accordingly.
  • Thank you for your patience and understanding in these challenging times.
  • If you have questions please call our office at 306-955-2250.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

 Sincerely,

Amith Mulla MBBS, M.Sc, FRCSC, FACS

Gentle Procedures Clinic Saskatchewan

 

INFORMATION ON COVID-19

COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses that can cause the common cold. This virus originated in animals and then jumped over to human hosts. For the most part, it doesn’t significantly affect young and/or healthy persons. Casualties usually arise in the elderly and those who have significant medical problems.

COVID-19 spreads via contact with an infected individual or their body fluids (e.g. saliva, sputum, stool). It is NOT airborne. Handwashing is the most important defense against the virus.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19:

The symptoms of COVID-19 are like other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. They include coughing, fever, sore throat and difficulty breathing.

You can also visit the Government of Canada information site for updated details anytime at Canada.ca/coronavirus/