(Edmonton) A military team today can determine where to appoint eight key care nurses to help the state of Alberta fight COVID-19.
The Canadian Red Cross plans to send 20 medical professionals with intensive care experience to increase or eliminate staff working at Alberta hospitals, Public Safety Canada said.
Defense Minister Harjeet Sajjan said members of the Canadian Armed Forces would use their experience to help the province against the fourth wave of the epidemic.
Operation Laser is the Canadian Armed Forces’ response to COVID-19.
Since the outbreak, the military has responded to more than 65 requests from provincial or allied partners. Says Sajjan.
Newfoundland and Labrador are sending a medical team of five or six intensive care workers to work in the oil city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has been recording more than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases daily for weeks and had to divert and shift staff to deal with the arrival of intensive care patients.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenny announced last week that his government was finalizing a deal on foreign support for the military.
“I know Alberta health workers will be grateful for the helping hand, and all Alberts will be grateful for any help during this difficult time,” Kenny said in Calgary on Thursday.
However, some of those health workers, Mr. Kenny was told to do more.
Intensive care physicians, emergency department physicians, leaders of the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association have called for rapid control of the number of patients affected by the disease. COVID-19.
Jason Kenny said he would like to see if the latest health measures, including mandatory mask wearing, restrictions on meetings and some types of vaccination passport, are increasing vaccine rates.
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