Plunket chief supports ACT's call for priority MIQ spots for new parents

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Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:44AM
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Plunket chief supports ACT's call for priority MIQ spots for new parents

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Oct 2021, 8:44AM

A call to set aside MIQ spaces for the parents of babies who are about to be born. 

The ACT Party and some health experts are calling for the Government to prioritise them. 

Plunket chief executive Amanda Malu told Tim Dower every baby deserves to have as little stress and anxiety as possible, particularly in the first weeks of their lives. 

"It's a pretty important category, we think, those about to be newest citizens of our country and we think we should look after them." 

Amanda Malu says it would involve small numbers of MIQ spaces, but science shows how important the first thousand days of life are. 

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