If you become ill (cough, fever, shortness of breath), please:
Stay at home and avoid contact with other people as it is essential that you self-isolate.
Call your personal physician or doctor on duty at the nearest emergency clinic if you call outside your doctor's office hours - www.zdstudenti.si/en/doctors-and-departments.
Mind that a patient who suspects that he or she has been infected with the new coronavirus, as a rule, first informs his or her personal physician exclusively by phone. After talking with the patient and consulting a local epidemiologist, the physician will assess whether the suspicion is justified or not. If he decides that the suspicion is justified, the patients will receive very detailed instructions by phone on how to proceed or when, where and how they will be treated next. Patients' first contact thus remains their chosen personal physician or the emergency medical service if their physician is not available.
not go in person to see a doctor for urgent medical help or to the hospital. When in need of emergency medical help , please call there first.
- If the doctor refers a patient for further treatment, it is recommended that they
go to the medical institution to which they are referred, by car and not by public transport, i.e. not by train, bus or taxi. In addition, individuals are required to consistently observe the cough hygiene at all times by only coughing into a handkerchief or sleeve. Before leaving home, take care to wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap.
- As regards the coronavirus infection, only the symptoms can be treated, since no medicine or vaccine has been available so far. Medications are used to relieve the patient's discomfort, such as to reduce fever, while the more serious progression of the disease requires supportive treatments such as artificial respiration, administering oxygen, and adding fluids to strengthen lung functioning.