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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5O-04316
Asked by: Bob Doris, Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 18 March 2020


To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde regarding the supply of essential medication to individuals, including those who are having to self-isolate due to the current pandemic.

Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 26 March 2020


It is critical that we protect and support the people in our communities who are at the highest risk. That is why we have asked the 200,000 or so people who are at the highest clinical risk from Covid-19 to self-isolate for the next 12 weeks, which includes they're being as far as possible from other members of their households.

Letters to the 200,000 patients began to go out earlier this week. We anticipate that all that work, through all those routes, will be completed within a week.

The letters detail information about how we, working with general practitioners and local resilience partnerships will provide support to help with managing medical conditions and with arrangements for delivering medicines and services.