Health Workers Day was celebrated on 7th April with a tumultuous applause for the hard work undertaken by all health professionals.
In a ceremony held under the veranda of the Red Roof Building in Mont Fleuri, the Minister for Health Mrs Peggy Vidot commended the all-round efforts to strengthen the health system.
“At the Epicentre of all this are all our health workers,” Minister Vidot said, inviting a round of applause from all staff of the Ministry of Health.
“Often battered and weakened under the weight of their responsibilities but working hard nevertheless,” she continued.
Each year, Seychelles commemorates Health Workers Day on the 7th, alongside the international celebration of World Health Day.
It marks an auspicious occasion for the health sector, where health professionals of all cadres join together to reflect on their work.
Highlighting the Ministry of Health’s recognition and appreciation of the hard work undertaken by all the health workers in Seychelles, she concluded by thanking everyone their tireless work to maintain the services of the Ministry, not just in their contribution to the response to COVID-19 but in tackling other diseases that threaten health and livelihood.
Under new guidelines issued by the Public Health Authority, no COVID-19 screening tests is needed for persons placed under home quarantine during or upon completion of the quarantine period. Testing may be recommended for persons who develop symptoms of the infection. All persons placed under home quarantine who develop symptoms are advised to visit the special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre. The home quarantine period should be completed for 14 days, from arrival in Seychelles or last contact with a positive case of COVID-19. A certificate of quarantine will be presented at the end of the quarantine period.
Anyone with symptoms related to COVID-19 are asked to report to special stations at Glacis Health Centre, Baie Lazare Health Centre and Mont Fleuri Health Centre between 8am-12pm and 1pm-2pm. People who use these health centres for regular consultations, should go to their regional centres.