Doctors are calling on the federal government to allow GP clinics access to the nation’s emergency medical mask stockpile, as fears of coronavirus surge. The masks, which help stop patients with the virus from spreading the disease, are in critically short supply due to the bushfire crisis. But with five confirmed cases of the deadly virus in Australia, the President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr Harry Nespolon, has urged the government to release any N95 masks it has stockpiled. “I understand the government might have a bit of a stockpile, and if they do they should really be distributing them to general practitioners in places like Melbourne, where there are direct flights from China into the city,” he told 3AW’s Ross and John. “I could be completely wrong but I thought the government has several million. “We don’t need many in general practice, probably even […]