Indigenous peoples to get break on medical stays

BC Housing will provide places to stay for people traveling from remote Indigenous communities for medical services in Prince George and Fort St. John, the provincial government said Tuesday.

They will be provided under an agreement with the First Nations Health Authority. Exact locations and numbers of units will be worked out in the coming months.

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"Many Indigenous communities in remote northern communities aren't located close to health care, and people may have to travel a long way to access health care, including women travelling to give birth," said Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Selina Robinson.

"This partnership will make it much easier and more affordable for FHNA clients to attend their medical appointments, especially for long-term medical stays."

Clients will also have access to FNHA's medical transportation program.

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