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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 coronavirus cases are not being detected on any given day in Victoria. Australian Medical Association council chair Dr Mukesh Haikerwal said he was seeing a couple of patients every day who had coronavirus symptoms but refused testing. “It’s a major problem,” he said. Source: Henrietta Cook, Sydney Morning Herald  

An Altona North GP clinic has been named Victoria’s best for its ground-breaking approach to COVID-19 testing. Altona North Medical Group has been awarded the Victorian General Practice of the Year by The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. In March, the clinic set up a carpark testing site and a mini contact tracing hub. Former president of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, who runs the clinic, said “You get on and do the best you can for people you look after”. “When your colleagues recognise that, it’s a boost to the morale,” Dr Haikerwal told Neil Mitchell. The Altona GP said he

As Victoria’s second wave of coronavirus recedes, a handful of outer-suburban hotspots continue to be home to stubborn higher caseloads. Source: The Australian https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_WRE170_a_GGL&dest=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theaustralian.com.au%2Fnation%2Fpolitics%2Fvictorian-hotspots-linger-as-coronavirus-recedes%2Fnews-story%2Fad83f6318237fff4cb9df18e9d914a19&memtype=anonymous&mode=premium