NZ urgently needs digital health tech investment

Auckland - New Zealand urgently needs more investment in digital health technology to help drive the economic recovery post-coronavirus, create full tech enablement to support healthcare delivery and play its part in protecting New Zealanders during the current pandemic and the inevitable virus outbreaks to come in the future. NZ Health IT

ExerciseNZ advising parliament today about alert level two

Christchurch - ExerciseNZ will today advise parliament’s epidemic response committee on how to manage risks associated with covid-19 within exercise facilities and exercise providers in New Zealand in alert level two. Richard Beddie, the ExerciseNZ chief executive, says he will table a framework to the committee for exercise facilities in New

Covid-19 track and tracing app the key to Kiwis’ future safety

Christchurch - New Zealand should make it mandatory to for all visitors to New Zealand to download a track and trace app when they arrive in the country and undergo a covid -19 infection test. People say that New Zealand’s tracking and tracing capabilities for monitoring those under quarantine and those at

NZ could face covid -19 hospitals, rest home pandemic

Auckland - New Zealand could be set for a covid -19 infection pandemic within hospitals and rest homes as what happened in Italy unless the government intervenes  a pharmaceutical scientist says. Sir Ray Avery says his concerns have grown following the infection of nursing staff at Waitākere Hospital. The Waitemata District Health

Kids helping kids during the lockdown

Auckland - It’s been a tough time for New Zealand school children during the covid-19 pandemic lockdown, being separated from their teachers and school friends. Many kids relied on school lunches or school tuck shops for their daily lunches and snacks but during the lockdown kids from low decile schools have missed out

 Serious concerns over quality of Chinese masks and PPE

 By Sir Ray Avery   Auckland - China's medical device market regulators have in recent days seized more than 89 faulty million masks and 418,000 pieces of questionable personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The Chinese government's intervention followed a slew of complaints about faulty COVID-19 protective gear

PPE greatest threat to NZ’s covid-19 strategy

By Sir Ray Avery   Auckland - Over the past few weeks, the daily briefings by the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Dr Ashley Bloomfield have reassured the New Zealand public that there are sufficient stocks of essential covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) available for frontline medical staff. However, frontline staff in hospitals