The NSW coronaviruses testing system will be operational by the end of the year, a government announcement on Tuesday said.
The New South Welsh Government said the testing and monitoring system will “ensure the safety and security of people and public health”.
Health Minister Greg Hunt said the rollout was necessary for “a more efficient and effective screening system”.
“The New Zealand testing system, for example, was a significant success story and we are proud to be the first state in the nation to get it up and running,” he said.
“The new system is the best we can achieve.”
It is fully interoperable and will be able to deliver a faster response to the needs of patients and communities across NSW.
“Mr Hunt said coronavids testing had become “critical” in NSW, and the state’s health minister, Graham Quirk, was concerned about “over-reliance” on testing.”
What we are seeing now is a shift from a coronaviral testing system that has proven successful and safe to a system that is not as effective as we want,” he told ABC Radio NSW.”
That is where we are going.
“Mr Quirk said it was a matter for the health authority.”
We are not going to be looking at how it works,” he added.”
I can’t tell you how many coronavis tests we have done.
I have seen the numbers.
“The coronavirin testing system is designed to be able “to detect all the types of coronavides” and will “detect the different types of disease”.
It is a “highly reliable” system and it “can be deployed to a large number of places”, Mr Hunt said.
Mr Quirks office has said it has been working closely with the state health authority to ensure “the new system works”.
He said the system would also be used by the NSW Department of Health and Social Services (DHSAS) to provide the state with a “full range of health services”.”
There will be a role for us to support those services in any way that we can,” he confirmed.
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