Health Canada offers DNA tests after 2nd switched at birth case – CBC

Federal department says tests available to people born at northern Manitoba hospital in mid-1970s

Aug 30, 2016

Health Canada is offering free DNA tests to people in northern Manitoba who suspect they may have been switched at birth at the Norway House Indian Hospital.

The news comes after a second pair of men recently learned they had been switched at birth at the government-run facility at the Norway House Cree Nation more than 40 years ago.

“The department will be offering DNA testing to any individuals born at Norway House Hospital in the mid-1970s. ‎Testing can be arranged directly with the regional office or through an individual’s local health-care provider,” a Health Canada spokesperson told CBC News in an email Tuesday.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/switched-at-birth-health-canada-dna-tests-1.3741025

 

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