Tuberculosis screening clinic to open in Pangnirtung, Nunavut – CBC

Sep 14, 2023

Clinic will operate until Dec. 1 in community dealing with TB outbreak since 2021

Nearly two years after the government of Nunavut declared a tuberculosis outbreak in Pangnirtung, a community-wide screening clinic will open in the community of 1,500.

Jointly funded to an amount of up to $4 million by the federal and territorial governments and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI), the clinic will open this month and operate in the hamlet’s community hall until Dec. 1.

It was scheduled to open Wednesday but poor weather delayed the arrival of medical personnel.

The goal is to identify both active and latent cases of the disease and offer treatment to people who are infected, said the acting chief public health officer for the territory, Jasmine Pawa.

Officials also want to ensure that community members have a place to access information and to ask questions about transmission, testing, and treatment, she said.

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