Chronic diseases persist despite COVID-19

All over the country, patients with chronic diseases are crying out for attention.

They are reminding doctors that now more than ever before they need the care and support fitting to their disease condition.

“We do not want our appointments postponed nor refilling of our prescriptions denied just because of COVID,” said a patient.

“Our chronic illnesses matter,” she added.

Indeed, some appointments and elective operations at Seychelles Hospital have been postponed and patients are waiting for more information on the status of their care.

Health authorities have their work cut out as they grapple with a discerning clientele and an unprecedented public health emergency.