1Information on services provided in the MMCI
The current epidemiologic situation calls for special measures which protect cancer patients and healthcare professionals from COVID-19 infection. Such measures include the necessity to wear FFP2 respirators, maintain increased hygiene measures, keep sufficient physical distance from other persons and other measures as specified by the Government Extraordinary Measures.
Accompanying a patient is allowed only in cases when it is absolutely necessary; a patient can be accompanied by one person only. Accompanying person must not show signs of infectious disease such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or be less than 14 days after the infection. At the entrance to the Institute, the temperature is being measured for each person and the use of a respirator is being checked.
As from the 13th of June 2021, visiting patients hospitalized in the MMCI is prohibited. Exceptions are possible only in special cases after agreement with the doctor.
Before surgery (surgical procedure) we test patients for the SARS-CoV-2 infection. For this purpose, a designated sampling room is found at the entrance to Bakeš Pavilion. The sampling shall be done 1-2 working days before your admission. More detailed information shall be provided by your attending physician.
2Planning a visit, but having symptoms of the disease
In case of manifestation of infectious disease symptoms (such as fever above 37.5°C, cough, shortness of breath):
If you DID NOT undergo cancer treatment in the last 3 weeks, please, DO NOT visit the MMCI. First, contact your general practitioner. If your symptoms are severe, call 112 (general emergency hotline).
If you DID undergo cancer treatment in the last 3 weeks, please, first call us (contact your oncologist or, if outside of working hours, the doctor in duty – tel. 724 590 848).
You will be advised on further steps and on the place you should visit.
If one of your family members or caregivers is ill with the COVID-19 disease, or if this person is still in quarantine, please, call us before your visit. A doctor will provide you with specific instructions.
3Temperature measurement before entering the MMCI
The entrance to the MMCI is allowed only after measuring the body temperature by special tourniquets placed at the entrance to the facility. Everyone entering the MMCI must undergo temperature measurement. Persons without elevated temperature or manifestation of infection will be allowed to enter; persons who won’t meet these criteria will proceed to the special “infectious” entrance and Infectious disease clinic. They will undergo examination.
More information is available at tel. 800 222 322.
4Rules after entering the MMCI
As from the 25th of February 2021, all persons entering and staying in inner spaces of the MMCI must wear a respirator of FFP2 category or similar (according to the relevant Government Extraordinary Measures). Presence of respirators is checked by entrance tourniquets. If you do not wear this kind of respirator when coming to the MMCI – you can purchase it at a machine located near the main entrance.
A person might be excused from the obligation to wear means of respiratory protection in specific cases, when wearing a respirator could cause severe medical difficulties (such as deterioration of mental condition or shortness of breath etc.), or whenever recommended by an attending physician.
Limit the contact with others and maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter from other persons.
When coughing, sneezing, blowing the nose:
- Use an FFP2 respirator.
- Turn your head away from others and move at least 2 meters away from them.
- Carry with you another face-mask, respirator and handkerchief.
- Use cough suppressants.
Wash your hands often:
- Do so always after using or after throwing away a handkerchief, before eating, after using the bathroom.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth and foodstuffs with unwashed hands.
- Alcohol-based disinfection (≥ 60%) is effective, as well as washing hands with water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
Do not shake hands when greeting other people.
More detailed information on COVID-19 in the MMCI could be found on our Czech version of the website.