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A 50-year-old male asked:

i had an appointment with a dr that was running late and has not come back to me. i have been in contact with a covid positive person, now extreme shortness of breath and tight chest. i am in desperate need of assistance. please call me 071 600 8356?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Go to hospital: Breathing difficulty constitutes an emergency and you should go to the nearest hospital. Call an ambulance if needed. Wish you good health!

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