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The govt of Australia mobilizes 150,000 private healthcare workers to combat the outbreak of Omicron

In its fight against the COVID-19 Omicron strain, the Australian federal govt will mobilize 57,000 nurses and 100,000 private-sector health professionals.

The government has implemented an April 2020 contract that makes private care personnel accessible to deal with the outbreak.

“It’s a workforce which is skilled, planned, appropriate, and available,” Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt told reporters on Jan. 18.

"Where required, the provinces and territories will engage directly with employees and hospitals themselves," he added. "Whether it's the vast portion of the private healthcare networks, it will be up to the governments and territories to activate those, but we have enabled them at the Commonwealth end."

18 Jan 2022


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