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Health Minister Patty Hajdu tables Canada Health Act Annual Report in Parliament

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, tabled the 2019-2020 Canada Health Act Annual Report in Parliament. The report provides Canadians with an update on federal administration of the Act and a clear picture of how public health care insurance plans across the country operate.


COVID Alert updated to help evaluate its effectiveness in reducing the spread of COVID-19 

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, and the Minister of Digital Government, the Honourable Joyce Murray, announced that the COVID Alert app will be updated to help measure its uptake, performance and effectiveness in limiting the spread of COVID-19. This will be done through the collection of certain metrics, while maintaining strong privacy measures to protect confidentiality.


Government of Canada Invests Close to $3.5 Million to Virtual Health Care Services in Prince Edward Island

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with Prince Edward Island (PEI) to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health services during the pandemic.


Government of Canada Invests $18 Million to Virtual Health Care Services in British Columbia

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced the signature of a bilateral agreement with British Columbia to expand virtual health care services for its residents. Under the agreement, the province will invest federal funding based on agreed-upon pan-Canadian priorities for accelerating virtual health care services during the pandemic.


Government of Canada supports four safer drug supply projects in British Columbia

| Health Canada | news releases

Today, on behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Hedy Fry, along with the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, British Columbia’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, announced more than $15 million in federal funding for four safer supply projects for people at risk of overdose in B.C.


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