Supportive care tent proposed for recovering COVID-19 patients; M’Chigeeng explores funding options – Manitoulin Expositor

August 26, 2020

LITTLE CURRENT – M’Chigeeng First Nation plans to submit an application to Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to fund a Blu-Med tent, a negative-pressure, all-weather temporary building to house a supportive care centre for less-severe COVID-19 patients next to the field hospital at the Little Current-Howland Recreation Centre.

M’Chigeeng Health Services executive director Roger Beaudin told The Expositor that the plans were in very early stages and that his team was arranging a meeting with ISC about the funding. He said further details would be available following those discussions.

Council for the Northeast Town, which owns the rec centre, gave conditional approval at an August 18 meeting to place the tent outdoors at the above site, provided it does not interfere with any traffic flow or operations there.

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