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Chartered Flights to deliver Nuclear Medicine Treatment

Friday 14, Aug 2020

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Australia’s nuclear medicine agency has spent more than $350,000 on chartered flights to deliver critical medicines to diagnose and treat children’s cancer, as the Covid-19 pandemic exposes worrying gaps in health supply chains.

As it prepares to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has revealed how widespread flight cancellations temporarily put at risk the supplies of certain nuclear medicines.

Ansto disclosed the charter flight costs in response to questions from Guardian Australia, saying that it was “focused on doing everything we can to continue the supply of life-saving nuclear medicine for Australians around the country...Read more

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