Support for rural doctors to help Far North Qld community
As the clean up from the Townsville floods continues, there are serious concerns about health risks to the community.
Biosecurity alerts were raised as floodwaters began subsiding, due to carcasses of flock that couldn’t be removed due to conditions. And now, authorities are warning the community about the spread of deadly bacteria, found mostly in mud and the soil, that’s already claimed the life of one woman.
But the community is in dire need of more doctors and medical services, and many of the local medical professionals have been unable to reopen their practices due to conditions.
The Rural Doctors Association of Queensland has established the RDAQ Foundation to raise money to support doctors in their outreach to rural areas.
Their campaign, REPPAIR, is specifically designed to help flood affected doctors in Townsville and surrounding areas, so that they can reopen their practices as soon as possible.