Federal Government to Invest $28.4 Million into Healthcare

MP Michael McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair and Minister of Health Glen Abernethey

Parliamentary secretary Bill Blair was in the Northwest Territories last week to address a few issues, one of which pertained to health care.

Secretary Blair, along with MP Michael McLeod and Minister of Public Health Glen Abernethey, announced a federal investment of $28.4 million over four years to support innovation in healthcare in the North. This is NWT’s portion of the $108 million budgeted for the Territorial Health Investment Fund.

Secretary Blair announced the funding, saying it will help the territory to tailor a more suitable healthcare system.

This funding will allow the Northwest Territories to customize projects to meet its’ priorities, including healthcare. It will help strengthen the cultural competence in the health care system.

Much of the funding will be geared towards an oral health strategy and mitigating the cost of med-evac.

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