Positive coronavirus patients missed as contact tracers struggle with soaring case numbers
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal runs a respiratory clinic in the Melbourne coronavirus hotspot of Altona North. He says he is often the sole point of contact for his patients who test positive. “When I ring the patient directly, sometimes two weeks, sometimes three weeks after their positive test, some of them have not actually even been contacted once,” he told 7.30.”And some people, the same family with multiple family members, have got zero answers.” Dr Haikerwal said health workers are struggling to cope with the scale of the second wave. “I think the system is broken. I think the DHHS are doing the best they can with the tools that they have,” Dr Mukesh Haikerwal told 7.30.
Source: ABC 7.30