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Doctors urge permanent implementation of virtual care

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada’s publicly-funded healthcare care system did not usually pay doctors for other than in-person consultations with patients. With a view to changing that, three associations representing Canada’s doctors had set up a task force to study »

Health, Society

Ontario doctors, nurses, hospitals alarmed at loosening restrictions

Case counts of COVID-19 infection are dropping in much of Canada and some provinces including Ontario are relaxing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of the virus. That has Ontario health professionals, hospitals and Canada’s Chief Public Health »

Health, Society

Doctors warn of looming drug shortages

Doctors in the province of Ontario say COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing and that the province may again face “serious drug shortages.” Early in the pandemic there were concerns about getting enough supplies of active pharmaceutical ingredients from China and India. »

Health, Society

Doctors urge people to stay safe amid surging COVID-19 infections

During this Christmas season, doctors in the province of Ontario say the best gift one can give is the gift of health. They ask people to follow public health guidelines “so we can spread cheer not COVID-19.” The government of »

Health, Society

Nature therapy to be offered to doctors, nurses

People are being asked to contribute money to the BC Parks Foundation to help it offer gifts of guided nature therapy sessions to doctors and nurses in the western province of British Columbia. Health care staff are working long hours »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Doctors ask homeowners to stop using natural gas

Homeowners in the western province of British Columbia (B.C.) are being asked to switch from using natural gas to electricity to help curb climate change. These are energy sources for home heating, hot water, kitchen appliances, clothes washers and dryers. »


Over 13,500 health-care worker in Quebec infected during first wave of pandemic

Health-care workers in Quebec who faced the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were more vulnerable to contracting the virus than the rest of the population, according to a report released by the Institut national de santé publique du Québec »


Medical experts in Ontario release guidelines for reopening schools

A group of experts led by SickKids, a hospital for sick children in Toronto, have developed and released a set of guidelines for reopening of schools in Ontario this September amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines, which were released in »


Scarecrows dressed as doctors and patient on a farm in Britain

Scarecrows dressed as doctors and a patient are seen in front of rainbow coloured hay bales on a farm in Billinge following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Billinge, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble »

Economy, Health, Society

COVID-19: Ontario residents may see closure of doctors offices

The Ontario Medical Association represents over 43,000 physicians, medical students and retired physicians in Canada’s most populous province. In a survey of some 4,800 family doctors and specialists in Ontario who responded to an OMA survey earlier this month, half had said »