Quebec requests medical assistance from CAF
Quebec has requested medical personnel and resources from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to ease the COVID-19 spread in long-term care facilities.
Liaison and reconnaissance units comprising at least 125 personnel will research and collate information to better support CAF Augmented Civilian Care (ACC) teams.
ACC teams have been on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus since 18 April and are comprised of nursing officers, medical technicians and support personnel all of whom are supporting local doctors.
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, has said: ‘Our ACC teams are flexible, adaptable, and scalable and I am confident their efforts will go a long way to help improve conditions in the facilities we are deployed to.’
The Department of National Defence (DND) has also deployed 80 Rangers to Nunavik, Northern Quebec and an additional 80 are in the process of deployment to Basse-Cote-Nord.
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