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First Nation being let down –

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 202034 Views

Interior Health called out for lack of proper notification of confirmed COVID-19 cases involving First Nations

There is concern within First Nations in B.C. over the rise in cases of COVID-19.

According to the First Nation Health Authority, positive tests have risen by 200 per cent over the past month alone.

Last month, the health authority says it was notified of 67 new cases, 40 per cent of those on reserves.

The Neskonlith Band says Interior Health did not properly notify it about a confirmed case within the community, and had to reach out to get confirmation.

They further state there has been a delay of two to three days before IH informs the First Nation Chief Medical Officer . No names are provided.

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