NZ gives $20m to telehealth in $500m COVID-19 fund

The New Zealand government has allocated $50 million in support for GPs and primary care as well as $20m to improve video conferencing and telehealth consultations as part of its dedicated $500m package to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

It has also allocated an extra $20 million to the Healthline national advice line, which is currently handling thousands of calls a day and has put on extra doctors and nurses to provide clinical over the phone.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: Telehealth, COVID-19

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