‘Dial 999 for stroke emergencies despite coronavirus’

06 April 2020 – BBC News

UK experts are calling on people who may be having a stroke to still call 999 for emergency medical care, even during the coronavirus pandemic, say UK experts.

There is a wide concern that many are not getting urgent help when they most need it, probably due to fear of the virus or not wanting to burden the NHS.

The Stroke Association said that prompt assessment and treatment saves lives, it says.

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