Port Coquitlam clinic opens to new mothers, babies without a doctor

Tri-City News: A Port Coquitlam clinic has expanded its practice, taking on extra shifts in an effort to become a stop-gap for mothers and their newborns turned away by clinics shuttered due to COVID-19. As family doctors started seeing more and more patients with COVID-19-like symptoms, many have shut their doors because of a lack of personal protective equipment. Without a place to see patients, several doctors have pooled resources at two hubs: one at a COVID-19 testing clinic opposite Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) and another at the Burke Mountain Medical Centre where a parallel practice sees new patients falling through the cracks of a strained medical system.

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