Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: COVID-19m update; Telehealth; Infection control training; Ventilator units; Preventative measures; PPE; Communications campaign; stage 2 of shutdowns; anti-viral drugs; mental health; Regional and rural services. GREG HUNT: Professor Michael Kidd, Michael has joined the Chief Medical Officer’s team. He is a professor of primary care, he is the head of primary health and…

Expansion of telehealth services

We thank and acknowledge all of Australia’s vital health care workers for their ongoing commitment and dedication to providing Australians with the health care they need during this unprecedented time. The Government has been consulting extensively with the AMA, RACGP, ACCRM, RDAA, and other key peak bodies and members of the medical profession and health…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: New social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; medical industry preparedness; schools.   ALLISON LANGDON:       And the Health Minister, Greg Hunt, joins us now from Canberra. Minister, thanks for your time this morning.   I mean, if you listen to that message there it is a dire warning, isn’t…

Transcript – Channel 7 Sunrise Interview with David Koch & Natalie Barr

E&OE…                       Topics: New social distancing restrictions to slow the spread of coronavirus; schools; border closure; testing   NATALIE BARR: Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt joins us now from Canberra. Would these new measures have been brought in today if the states hadn’t actually pushed for them?   GREG HUNT: Good morning. Well, what we’ve…

Transcript – Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…   Topics: COVID-19 update; Testing figures; $13m MRFF funding announcement; $2m Doherty Institute funding announcement; University of Queensland research; Bondi Beach, Ruby Princess cruise ship; travel bans; stimulus package.   GREG HUNT: Around the world there are now over 253,000 cases and, sadly, 11,000 lives have been lost.   In Australia the latest update…

$2.6 million for coronavirus research, including a new simpler Australian pathology test

The Australian Government is investing more than $2.6 million in cutting-edge diagnostics research at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, to tackle the evolving novel coronavirus health emergency. The funding, from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), will be used to help maximise Australia’s capacity to test patients for the coronavirus. Four projects…

Transcript – Today Show Interview with Karl Stefanovic & Allison Langdon

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Government’s coronavirus measures; measures to prevent medicine hoarding; border closure; social distancing   KARL STEFANOVIC: Pharmacies across the country are facing serious shortages this morning as panic shoppers stock up on vital medicines like paracetamol and Ventolin.   ALLISON LANGDON: The madness is prompting the Government to impose restrictions on…