22 Nov 2021

Health officials at odds over Oximetres for home isolation

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 22 November 2021

Health officials and government ministers are at odds over whether every covid patient at home gets a critical device which measures their oxygen levels.

One GP said even though there was high demand for the pulse oximeters they are not all that easy to get.

The Director-General of Health said not everyone gets one, but the Ministry said they do.

While Andrew Little said they don't necessarily, and Grant Robertson said they all do.

RNZ's Jordan Bond reports.