Policy responses for Latvia - HSRM


Policy responses for Latvia

3.2 Managing cases

Patients with suspicion of coronavirus are recommended to immediately call the Emergency Medical Service team via the direct emergency service line 113. In addition, a special hotline 8303 has been introduced for current advice on conditions and applying for a state-paid COVID-19 testing.
Triage of COVID-19 patients is applied. In severe cases persons are taken to the hospital directly. Positive mild cases are advised to stay home or being sent home from hospital for isolation at home and further monitoring by primary care specialist.
Specific clinical testing and treatment protocols and patient pathways for patients with COVID-19 are developed by the CDPC and hospitals. The Ministry of Health in close collaboration with the chief infectologists of the country supervises the update of clinical protocols.