Severe staff shortages see face-to-face consults crash, warns leading GP

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says his practice has been forced to move to emergency-only and telehealth consults

A leading GP says his practice has moved to emergency-only consults and telehealth because half its staff are away with COVID-19 or in isolation.

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

Victoria-based Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says his practice is down four GPs and has been forced to move to the new arrangements after realising it doesn't have enough staff to safely run its usual face-to-face clinical sessions. &nbsp

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