20 Aug 2020

Covid-19: Group overseeing border needs pacific voice - doctor

From Morning Report, 8:15 am on 20 August 2020

The chair of the Pasifika GP Network is calling on the government to ensure there is a Pacific voice on the new group overseeing testing at the country's border.

The Prime Minister has announced a small team to work with health officials running the testing regime.

It will be led by Heather Simspon, who recently did a review of the country's health system, and Sir Brian Roche, who led the review of PPE use.

Dr Api Talemaitoga says for the group to be effective, meaningful Pacific involvement is vital.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.