|Broadband Expansion for SK First Nation Health Care Centres|
|Written by Jared Linnen|
|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 13:30|
A new initiative by the province will allow for better Healthcare coordination for Saskatchewan First Nations.
Health Canada is investing 5.8 million dollars over 5 years to expand and improve broadband connectivity to 83 Saskatchewan First Nation health facilities.
It will also allow for the First Nation communities to have better access to e-health services.
Chief of the Whitecap First Nation Darcy Bear says it will allow for more health services in smaller rural areas that can usualy only be found in larger centres.
The installation of fibre cables in the facilities will start this year with completion by Sasktel expected by 2014.
Because Health Canada is investing 5.8 million dollars over 5 years, First Nations will be allowed to gradually add more community level e-Health services to their health care system.
(jl july 31/12)