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'Covid-19 testing is here to stay' warns top doctor as company opens new West Midlands clinic

‘Covid-19 testing is here to stay’ warns top doctor as company opens new West Midlands clinic

DAM Health UK is opening a new clinic in Wolverhampton to support a ‘huge surge’ in demand for private Covid-19 testing

A leading doctor has warned that regular Covid-19 testing is “here for the long term”, as he embarks on a nationwide rollout of clinics to meet huge demand for private tests.

Professor Frank Joseph, director of DAM Health UK, launched his first Covid-19 testing clinics in Liverpool and Manchester in December. Next week, he will open a new clinic in Wolverhampton before expanding further across the Midlands.

The new Covid-19 testing clinic is located at Hilton Hall. “Testing is now a way of life,” says Professor Joseph.

“Our expansion to the Midlands will help meet demand from people requiring private Covid-19 PCR testing.

“Even with the vaccine, which only stops people getting sick, we will need negative tests before travelling overseas for holidays or work and for gatherings. Many people are taking tests with us before visiting extended family bubbles too.

“Testing helps to stop the spread of the disease.

“Until we know whether the vaccine stops us from transmitting the virus, we will still need to be tested on a regular basis. Previous vaccines for other things have shown a decrease in transmissibility, but we can’t take anything as a given with this virus, so we need to continue to work towards protecting people and this includes testing.

“We’re proud to play our part in this effort and open our new clinic in the West Midlands. People are already making booking enquiries with us ahead of the summer holidays when travel rules could be relaxed.”

DAM Health also provides antibody testing and a variety of Covid-19 safety equipment. The company has plans to open in Birmingham and Solihull.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Stephanie Murphy .

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