01May

The lockdown has only been slightly wound back

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says residents of NSW should be proud of how well the coronavirus curve has been flattened but at the same time be mindful it’s not over yet. “NSW and Australia more broadly have done really well to contain coronavirus infections as much we have. “It’s a credit to our […]
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17Apr

AMA (NSW) President: Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from seeing your doctor

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is reminding people that they can and should still see their doctor during the pandemic lockdown if they have concerns for their health. “It’s important to observe the physical distancing measures that are currently in force but it’s also important to note that seeing your doctor is still very […]
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09Apr

AMA (NSW) President: stay home, save lives this Easter

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is asking people not go away on holiday over the Easter break this year. “The Government has already made the appeal for people to stay at home this Easter and the authorities will try to stop you from holidaying. “I’m asking you not to travel because it’s the right […]
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30Mar

AMA (NSW) launches #stayhomesavelives campaign to protect frontline health workers

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To celebrate National Doctor Day on 30 March, AMA (NSW) is encouraging Australians to protect frontline health care workers, so they can keep focused on the task at hand: saving lives. “Australians have a very important part to play in the fight against COVID-19. By staying home, they can reduce the transmission of coronavirus,” says […]
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26Mar

AMA (NSW) President: COVID-19 cancellation of non-urgent surgery necessary but not sole solution to poor stockpile management

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, says the cancellation of non-urgent elective surgery should be considered a short-term measure only as a COVID-19 control measure. “Cancelling non-elective surgery will free up hospital capacity at this time, ahead of the expected demand COVID-19 will place on the health system. “However, this kind of cancellation should not […]
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25Mar

AMA (NSW) President: it’s past time for a plan on personal protective equipment

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is calling for state and federal authorities to get organised on the acquisition and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE). “Doctors, health workers, and the public at large are all anxious about the need for PPE, what type is necessary and what is available. “Politicians and health authorities are […]
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21Mar

AMA (NSW) President says: “Stay home means stay home.”

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AMA (NSW) President, Dr Kean-Seng Lim, is asking people to stay at home, if they can, to prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus. “The novel coronavirus is something we need to take seriously but not panic or be complacent about. “That said, we are at a stage now where we need to be doing […]
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