The federal government is injecting more than $ 221 million intoQuebec care facilitiesto improve infection prevention and control.
Federal Health MinisterJean-YvesDuclossaid the funding was the result of an agreement with Quebec and was secured by the federal government's Fall 2020 Economic Statement of $ 1 billion. States and territories say they are part of it to improve long-term care.
Duclos was announced in Montreal on Monday, so no state government representatives participated.
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He said he was aiming to improve ventilation, buy personal protective equipment, and hire and train more staff to prevent the spread of the disease.
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Quebec's long-term care facility Was hit particularly hard at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, killing nearly 4,000 people between March 2020 and June 2020, and about the deaths reported in the state during the first wave. It accounted for 70%.
Duclos is ready to discuss with states and territories a long-standing requirement to increase current federal remittance payments to cover 35% of medical costs. I refused to comment. 22 percent.
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