An electronic Xmas


Nunavummiut stuck in out-of-territory health facilities will once again get a chance to use the Nunavut health department’s telehealth service to see and hear their loved ones over Christmas, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says.

During the recent legislative sitting in Iqaluit, Aglukkaq said priority is given to elders, but other residents are welcome to try the service, which can be arranged through community health centres.

Telehealth is one way to connect families so they can send holiday wishes and good cheer over long distances,” Aglukkaq said.

The telehealth system normally uses videoconferencing to bring patients and doctors together.

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