Community Health Updates

January 22, 2021

Generosity, gratitude guiding lights that led local walk-in clinic to transform into assessment centre

Link to story on Kitchener Today by Ben Eppel – Jan. 21, 2021   Rashid “Rex” Mohamed is the proud team lead of the KW4 assessment clinic The last story I covered in-person without a mask was at Regional Council in early March 2020, as the government prepared to implement its pandemic response plan. I

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Transportation service for testing expands across Waterloo region to now include Cambridge

Link to story on CTV News – Jan. 22, 2021 A free transport service to get a COVID-19 test has expanded across Waterloo region to now include Cambridge. A driver picks up a patient from their home, drives them to a test site, and then back home again.  The vehicle is sanitized between trips.  The

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January 18, 2021

Stronger Together: Making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic

Link to story on CTV News – Jan. 18, 2021 KITCHENER — Community members continue to step up to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. From a Cambridge doctor who helped her hospital prepare for the arrival of COVID-19 to a group of Waterloo researchers developing a needle-less vaccine, people are working hard to support one

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July 15, 2020

Walk-in clinic owners give out 25,000 masks after fielding calls from patients without

Link to story on by Joe Pavia – Jul 15,2020 “Patients called the clinic requesting masks after mandatory regional bylaw The owners of three walk-in clinics in Waterloo and Kitchener are distributing 25,000 disposable masks to people who need them. Rex Mohammed says he and his wife, Meera, took action after receiving a number

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July 14, 2020

Walk-in clinic owners handing out free masks

Link to story in Waterloo Chronicle by Johanna Weidner – Jul 14, 2020 “Disposable mask available to anyone who can’t afford one now that they’re mandatory in Waterloo Region WATERLOO REGION — Free face masks are being handed out by the owners of three local walk-in clinics, including a COVID-19 testing site. They bought 25,000

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May 22, 2020

Ex-ambulances being used to bring people to COVID-19 assessment centre

Link to story on CTV News by Nicole Lampa – May 22, 2020 “KITCHENER — A COVID-19 assessment and testing centre in Waterloo is offering a free service to make it easier for residents with transportation issues to get tested. An old ambulance has become a free ride for those like Lina Roult, who  was

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May 21, 2020

Residents with transportation issues offered free rides to COVID-19 clinic

Link to story by CTV News by Nicole Lampa – May 21, 2020 “WATERLOO — Those running the COVID-19 assessment and testing centre in Waterloo are offering a service that is making a big difference. Mohamed teamed up with an area doctor to create the assessment centre, and originally rented a private limo service, but

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May 7, 2020

Why is it important to talk about the advance directives at the end of life care?

The greatest passion of any medical professional is to cure their patients. The technological advancements at present have added a lot to the medical science and we have a variety of improved options for treatment, diagnosis, and prognosis of many diseases. Today, people consider doctors as their heroes and they believe that the present medical

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Is it COVID-19 or your imagination? The effects of isolation on the mental health of people! 

Any pandemic or a disease outbreak is one of the greatest tests of any society. This hard time brings unusual inconveniences and adversities for the people living in the threatened area. Global pandemics lead to greater v2astation. They have long-term effects on almost all the sectors of life across the world. From declining the economy

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April 27, 2020

COVID 19 and its comparison to past pandemic outbreaks

Every pandemic comes with different life-long lessons for the whole world! It is the time of hardship and adversity, where the entire globe suffers from a greater crisis. Every outbreak challenges the world in a different way, confronting the experts with cerebral tests and trials. Today, all the people across the world are threatened with

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