Upcoming community wide screening for tuberculosis in Pangnirtung

Press Release

06 September 2023

A community-wide screening clinic for tuberculosis (TB) is planned in Pangnirtung this fall. The Department of Health, in partnership with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., is working with the hamlet and other partners on this initiative. Community participation is encouraged.

The screening will start on September 13, 2023, at the Pangnirtung community hall. Community members will be contacted by household to come for screening that includes a questionnaire, skin test, chest X-ray, and sputum collection or possible blood work.

The Pangnirtung Health Centre is well prepared and has additional, dedicated staff to facilitate this TB screening clinic.

Additional information about screening will be shared over the coming weeks on the Pangnirtung community radio and local social media pages.


Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
A/ Manager of Communications
Department of Health

Kevin Kablutsiak
Director of Communications
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.


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