‘It is about treating people with respect, not contempt,’ says Melbourne-based GP Mukesh Haikerwal. Photo: Aaron Francis The novel coronavirus is just the latest public health “catastrophe” Melbourne-based GP Mukesh Haikerwal has had to face in his medical career of about
Victorians are getting tested in large numbers again as the state tries to process tens of thousands of people who rushed home before borders closed. There's been frustration in recent days, with people turned away from clinics as they struggle with
"You put your faith in the people whose job it is to look at those things and to make those decisions." About half of Victoria's infected healthcare workers were in aged care, nearly 1,100 in hospitals, with the remainder in community
Melbourne’s suburban coronavirus contact tracing teams were supposed to be running by now. So what’s the hold-up?
In early September, as Victoria's daily COVID-19 case numbers were finally dropping out of triple figures, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the creation of a system of local response units in Melbourne, to replace the highly centralised system that had failed
Victoria's Chief Health Officer has defended the tough lockdown measures and explained why the outbreaks in Melbourne are so different from elsewhere. He says the differences between the cases in Victoria and New South Wales are profound: with second wave
Frustrated GPs are treating patients with COVID-19 symptoms who are refusing to get tested, prompting concerns about undetected cases circulating in the community. It comes as Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton revealed that up to 30 per cent of active