TV doctor’s firm provides COVID tests for keyworkers
Ghosh Medical Group has called on its reserves and 10 years’ experience in screening and diagnostics to apply it to testing for the COVID-19 virus for Merseyside businesses
A Liverpool-based medical group operated by TV doctor Arun Ghosh has pivoted its business to provide coronavirus tests to businesses employing keyworkers.
Ghosh Medical Group has called on its reserves and 10 years’ experience in screening and diagnostics to apply it to testing for the COVID-19 virus. Dr Ghosh said: “We’ve been able at short notice to source reliable suppliers with whom we had existing relationships.
“We’ve been helping to provide appropriate testing, fit-for-purpose PPE as well as advice on how to manage employees who may be presenting with symptoms. This includes contact tracing and helping those who they have been in contact with too.”
Dr Ghosh said he was surprised at how wide the keyworker definition was. He added: “For example, we recently helped a pallet company who needed to continue producing the pallets. Everything from medicines to baby milk is delivered on a pallet and nothing in bulk could be delivered unless this company could continue producing the pallets.
“There are many examples of this that we can give of essential work that needs to be maintained to keep Britain going. Many of these companies may not have been classed as keyworkers previously neither would they have sought our help.”
Ghosh Medical Group is currently assisting Wirral Council, Liverpool City Council, transport service-based businesses, the care and nursing home sector, supermarkets and local shops.