MLA calls on health minister to build boarding home in Rankin Inlet – Nunatsiaq News

Mar 8, 2023

Health Minister John Main says there aren’t enough patients to warrant a medical boarding home

A Rankin Inlet MLA is ringing a bell that’s been rung many times before with little to no movement from the Government of Nunavut.

Rankin Inlet North-Chesterfield Inlet MLA Alexander Sammurtok pushed Health Minister John Main at the legislative assembly Tuesday about a potential medical boarding home being opened in Rankin Inlet.

“Can the minister explain why there has never been any progress on establishing a medical boarding home … even though a number of Nunavut ministers of health have stated that they are working with the federal government in support,” Sammurtok asked.

Sammurtok added that he asked Main the same question last year, and also then-health minister Paul Okalik about it in 2015.

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