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Covid-19 test results are back to normal after the cyberattack.

Key Takeaways:

Now health portal is back to normal.

From Monday people will be visiting hospitals as per their schedule appointment.

On Saturday night the portal was brought to normal says Health Department.

According to the Department of Health Newfoundland and Labrador’s online portal for COVID-19 test results is now on track and is running after the cyberattack on the province’s health systems.

However, the department on Sunday morning declared that the portal was now back online.

From Oct 30th the test results portal has been out of commission due to a cyberattack that affected several appointments canceled and services were pushed back decades, shifting to a paper-based system.

However, many other affected health services are set to pick back up on Monday.

Due to the IT system is now working accurately blood collection and medical work will be resuming in all four regional health authorities.

Patients from the Eastern and Central Health regions are advised not to make any changes to their appointment unless they are contacted to reschedule or they have to attend their scheduled appointments on Monday.

From Monday Laboratory service including blood work will begin at Central Health departments Monday. Operations, endoscopies, and outpatient services at the James Paton Memorial Hospital and the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre will also start soon.

While Western Health has also resumed medical imaging and blood collection services.

Elective surgeries, colonoscopies, endoscopies, interventional pain, outpatient EKG, and pulmonary function tests will not go ahead. The health authority said it will contact individuals whose appointments are proceeding.

It has been confirmed by Labrador-Grenfell Health that all services will be resumed from Monday.

Source : www.cbc.ca

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