GP turns to homemade PPE to combat ‘patchy’ supply

Melbourne-based Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says his practice has been forced to make their own protective face shields, gowns and caps

Ongoing PPE shortages have forced a high profile Melbourne GP to turn to homemade gowns, face shields and scrub caps to continue testing patients for coronavirus.

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, a former AMA President, has consistently called out the supply issue that has plagued GPs in the state and across the country since the start of the pandemic.