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RETURN OF WHAT?


A single page pamphlet arrived in our mailbox down by the road the other day. At the top was printed MedVisit. Under it: ‘Doctors Housecall Service. This was followed in large letters: DOCTORS HOUSE CALLS.


Then came the message: Our Doctors are on the road visiting patients 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Starting from 4 PM on weekdays and 10 AM Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.


Below this were photos of a male patient in bed, what I took for a wife beside him, and a doctor telling them what was what. It was labeled A DOCTOR TO YOUR HOME


The photo below this was a female doctor (a nurse perhaps?) with a stethoscope around her neck reading what looked like a Mastercard or whatever. And OHIP COVERED.


I’m telling you what I’m reading. I have no idea how to explain it otherwise.


The last portion comes with ‘IN-HOME COVID RAPID TESTING AVAILABLE FOR A FEE. Under is tube-like illustration with ‘COVID-19 TEST printed on it.


The real stuff is on the backside of the card explaining what MEDVISIT is all about. How it works if your covered by the ‘new OHIP criteria’ Frail elderly patients. Housebound patient.


Author’s comment: It ends with IN-HOME RAPID COVID TESTING AVAILABLE. There is always a kicker to such announcements. The eye-opener, so to speak. Fee: $100.00 per test.


To me, this all seems straight forward, helpful. Enlightening. It came out of the blue, with all this talk and misery that the pandemic has brought to the entire world.


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