The biomedical equipment at the camp of Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle

News 17 August, 2017
  • François Guèvremont

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 19:23

    Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 19:23

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    SAINT-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE – The public health Agency of Canada (PHAC) sent to the camp authorities, temporary migrants from Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle a mini-clinic portable as well as more than 1000 beds to accommodate those who cross illegally the border.

    We find in particular the “biomedical equipment such as machines, X-ray and portable automated external defibrillators,” said the AGENCY in a press release sent to TVA Nouvelles.

    Dated 15 August, with 1 152 beds, 6 500 blankets, 15 baby cribs, 5 electronic thermometer with 2 000 probes” have also been handed over to the authorities of the camp.

    These shipments were made at the request of the royal Canadian mounted police and the canada border services Agency of Canada.

    The Agency mentioned that these items come from the strategic national stockpile of emergency, a bank of equipment, “used to address a variety of situations that impact on health and the public health”.

    An environmental health officer and a quarantine officer has given to the leaders of guidance and advice to prevent the transmission of diseases in the temporary facilities.

    “The AGENCY will continue to monitor the situation and is ready to provide additional assistance if requested,” said the Agency.