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Babies missing out on health checks in Melbourne due to Covid-related workforce shortages

Exclusive: two Victorian councils limiting maternal and infant service, despite government lifting statewide pause enacted during Covid surge * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing * Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates There are fears health issues in babies could be going undetected as infant and maternal health checks remain suspended in parts of Melbourne’s west due to a shortage of workers. Early childhood and maternal care experts warned the ongoing limits to the free service meant some parents were relying on blogs instead to find health information about their child’s development. Sign up to receive an email with the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Continue reading...

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