Ontario’s Ministry of Health stalling plans for northern field hospitals, says grand chief – CBC

Indigenous Services Canada, regional hospitals, municipalities backed field hospitals in northern Ontario

Apr 07, 2020

The grand chief of an organization that represents 49 First Nations in northwestern Ontario says the province’s Ministry of Health is undermining efforts to set up field hospitals for three northern regions of the province.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said Monday that the momentum to set up field hospitals in Timmins, Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout stalled following a teleconference late last week with provincial officials who resisted the idea.

“Those discussions are now pretty much stalled and not progressing the way we had hoped,” said Fiddler.

He said medical resources in northern regions of the province are scarce at the best of times.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/ontario-first-nations-field-hospitals-1.5524150

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