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SA Borders Open And Fears Mount Over Potential Covid Cases Stretching Rural Health

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With SA borders open from today fears are mounting surrounding the potential rise in Covid case numbers which could stretch the state's rural health system which is already nearing crisis point, according to the Rural Doctors Association of South Australia (RDASA).

Health Minister Stephen Wade said in a statement, the state government is committed to regional health and would spend $20 million to develop the rural health workforce to ensure high-quality health care is delivered in regional South Australia.

He also announced the recent recruitment of up to 1920 additional frontline health staff across the state, as part of the Covid-Ready plan, with significant numbers of health staff to be added to regional workforces as part of this.

The Australian Medical Association in South Australia (AMA(SA)) recently released its '2021 Public Hospital Report Card', which it said provided evidence of the crisis that exists within the state's health system.

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