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Ottawa Announces $ 221 Million in Quebec Nursing Care Facility

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Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos speaks to seniors before announcing more funding for long term care facilities on Monday, June 27, 2022 in Montreal.The federal government is investing more than $221 million in Quebec's long-term care homes to improve the management of diseases.
Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos before announcing additional funding for the care facility. , Talk to the elderly. Monday, June 27, 2022 in Montreal. The federal government has invested more than $ 221 million in Quebec care facilities to improve illness management. Photo: Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press

Montreal — Federal Government Over $ 221 Million Helps Quebec care facilities improve the prevention and management of infectious diseases.

Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said the funding was the result of an agreement with Quebec and part of the $ 1 billion secured in the federal government's fall 2020 economic statement. It states that. Areas for improving long-term care.

Duclos announced today in Montreal, so no state government representatives participated.

He said the money was for improving ventilation, buying personal protective equipment, and hiring and training more staff to prevent the spread of the disease.

Quebec's long-term care facility was hit particularly hard early in the COVID-19 pandemic, killing nearly 4,000 people between March 2020 and June 2020, the first wave. State between.

Duclos is ready to discuss with states and territories a long-standing demand for more federal remittance payments to cover 35% of medical costs. I refused to comment. 22 percent.

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