As the spokesman for City Councilor for Health Peter Hacker now claims, there are currently no problems with delayed test results in the federal capital. “We currently hold an average of 17 hours between sampling and diagnosis,” he said now. On Tuesday there was a record value in Vienna with 382,510 PCR tests and the promised 24 hours nevertheless turned out to be easy.
This is now contradicted by the experience that a Viennese woman (26) had to make: She wants to visit her dying mother in the hospital and cannot because she has not received the result of her gurgle tests since last week.
“I did a test and the result just didn’t get there. My mother has cancer. She has metastases all over her body and is dying. Every day could be her last and I can’t visit her now ”, she says to“ heute.at ”in despair. The eXXpress has already reported complaints from Viennese who currently have to wait a disproportionately long time for their test results.
Carinthia’s pharmacies, in which PCR gargle tests are currently being issued, are considering withdrawing from the campaign. In the past few days it had been due to the rush on the Tests there were always bottlenecks – a new delivery was announced for tomorrow, Thursday. As Paul Hauser, the President of the Carinthian Chamber of Pharmacists, said in an interview with ORF Carinthia on Wednesday, consider getting out of the action if the situation does not improve.
In savings markets and pharmacies in Carinthia – there are a total of 203 places – you have been able to obtain and return gargle tests since last week. It was announced that 100,000 to 150,000 per week Tests can be delivered and also evaluated. Last week there were 200,000 Teststhat have been picked up, this week did not turn out to be 100,000 Tests delivered, confirmed Gerd Kurath from the state press service on APA request. In addition, there are delays in the evaluation: waiting days for a result is currently not uncommon.
As Kurath explained, in addition to Carinthia, Vorarlberg, Styria and Burgenland are also affected by the delays in the gurgle tests. A crisis summit with the responsible consortium is planned for Friday. “As the state of Carinthia, we can only apologize for the delays. We assumed it would work as advertised, ”said Kurath. (APA / red)