Military providing medical personnel to support Ontario

Ottawa — The federal government announces the provision of military healthcare personnel to support Ontario’s needy healthcare system in the third wave of COVID-19 this afternoon.

High-ranking government officials, who were granted anonymity to discuss issues that have not yet been announced, confirmed to Canadian media that the military would help the struggling states.

The plan includes providing a team of nurses and medical technicians to hospitals and other facilities that are struggling to keep up with the proliferation of new infections.

Such teams were deployed to long-term care facilities in Ontario and Quebec last spring as the first wave of COVID-19 swept across the country.

Military aircraft are also available to fly medical professionals from other states to Ontario to assist in pandemics.

Today’s move follows a formal request by the state to support the military and the Canadian Red Cross.

Steven Warner, a spokesman for Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s Under Secretary of Justice, said: statement.

“At the end of the process, we requested assistance with those identified resources. Many of them are, for example, within the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Red Cross Organization. In addition to health personnel, to COVID-19. We are requesting logistical support and operational support to strengthen our response. “

Intergovernmental minister Dominic LeBlanc first announced last week that the military would send medical personnel from other states and territories to Ontario and Ottawa would pay for the transportation.

LeBlanc said at the time that Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island were eager to support Canada’s most populous states.

Ontario reported 3,510 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with an additional 24 deaths associated with the virus. Of the new cases, 1,015 were in Toronto, 909 were in the Peel region, and 391 were in the York region.

The Ministry of Health reported that 2,271 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, but more than 10% of hospitals did not submit data on weekends, so receiving those reports could increase that number. ..

There are 877 people in the intensive care unit due to the virus and 605 people using ventilators.

To date, the state has received a total of 4,696,211 vaccinations.

By Lee Berthiaume

Use files from Paola Loriggio