Medical facilities manage hazardous materials on a daily basis. They need to take blood samples, dispose of contaminated equipment, handle harsh chemicals and much more. It’s all part of the job.
So, medical facilities need a courier service that can transport these hazardous materials without any error. Read ahead to find out how these critical deliveries are considered an essential part of the job at R Courier.
The COVID-19 Pandemic
The world is currently in the throes of a pandemic. The coronavirus has reached Canada, and cities are reporting higher rates of infected patients by the day. As a reliable medical courier, we have already been involved in Toronto’s response to the problem. We have delivered coronavirus samples for Public Health at 661 University. We have also brought samples from hospitals to Public Health.
The coronavirus is extremely infectious. Its R0 rating is between 2.0 and 2.5. For context, the influenza pandemic of 1918 had an R0 rating of 2.5. That pandemic infected 500 million people between 1918 and 1920. The pandemic killed approximately 20 to 50 million people. Approximately 55,000 Canadians died. While the current healthcare system is much more developed than it was during the early twentieth century, the current COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to cause as much destruction as 1918’s pandemic.
Due to the virus’s infection rating, samples of it are considered hazardous. It should be handled with intense care to prevent any further contamination. R Courier was contacted to make this important delivery because we have exceptional safety standards and years of experience transporting hazardous medical materials.
Dealing with Dangerous Goods:
R Courier couriers have undergone Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) training and licensing, so they can safely load, unload, pack, unpack and transport medical materials that are considered hazardous. They are even trained to handle and transport Class 7 Radioactive goods. When you need sensitive materials delivered, look no further for a reliable medical courier that has the critical training and credentials to get the job done properly.
Some hazardous materials will need to be delivered as quickly as possible. Think of the COVID-19 samples. These needed to be treated as high-priority deliveries because it’s imperative for the medical community to tackle the virus as soon as possible.
We have a variety of services based on the priority of the delivery. If you need the package to get there by the end of the day, you can order a Rush or Direct service. If it needs to be there immediately, you can make an Urgent order. We have the services to match your needs.
When you have a high-priority delivery, you don’t want to be waiting around and wondering when it’s going to arrive. We can give you peace of mind with trackable medical courier services so that you can see exactly where your delivery is en-route.
We also have an online ETA board that will help determine the time that your package is expected to arrive. You can use it to check for delays or changes in arrival times. We offer this feature because we understand that you don’t want to be guessing when the delivery will show up. So, when you need reliability and you need great customer service, this is the right courier to use.
Our delivery services are well-prepared to handle hazardous materials quickly and safely so that medical facilities can get their essential supplies on-time. We do this job so that the medical experts can do theirs.