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Solutions to Ontario emergency room waits are found beyond hospital ERs

If you’ve spent hours waiting to see a doctor in an Ontario emergency room, or days in the ER waiting to get admitted to hospital, you likely didn’t see the real factors driving those delays.  That’s because the record-high wait times in emergency departments in this province are in large part …

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City of Calgary enters state of local emergency in response to heavy rainfall

The City of Calgary has announced a state of local emergency in response to heavy rainfall.  The special order came into effect at 3:59 p.m. on Monday. In a news conference, Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek said the special order allows police and fire departments to go door-to-door in the event of …

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How Uxbridge’s emergency tornado response got a boost from this local IT expert — and Elon Musk

When a devastating tornado hit Uxbridge, Ont., residents went out and helped, first responders were inundated with calls for help and the township’s emergency operations centre swung into action.  But there was a snag.  The emergency management team was struggling because of the feeble internet and cell service at the Uxbridge fire hall …

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Overcrowded Grace Hospital emergency room ‘at the breaking point,’ nurse says

When Jan Wynn was told her father, a patient at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg, was being moved from a treatment area, she was thrilled. But when she didn’t hear an update for a while, she went straight to a desk at the emergency department. “It turned out I walked right past him and didn’t even …

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Expert sounds alarm on Canada’s emergency alert system

An expert in emergency alerts says Canada has serious issues with its company-led model based on “discriminatory” technology that differs from alert systems worldwide, and should build one that puts the federal government in control. Michael Hallowes spoke Wednesday during the ongoing public inquiry into the Nova Scotia mass shooting …

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Zydus gets emergency nod for Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b, ‘Virafin’ for Covid-19 treatment in adults, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Zydus gets emergency nod for Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b, ‘Virafin’ for Covid-19 treatment in adults, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Pharma company Zydus Cadila today received restricted Emergency use approval from India’s drug regulator for the use of Virafin, Pegylated Interferon alpha-2b (PegIFN) in treating moderate Covid-19 infection in adults. When administered early on during Covid, Virafin will help patients recover faster and avoid much of the complications, the company …

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