Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he would send soldiers to Ontario and Quebec to help fight the new coronary pneumonia epidemic. These two are the provinces with the worst outbreaks in the country, and according to the data provided by the authorities, nursing homes and some long-term care facilities are among the hardest hit areas, and a large number of deaths have been recorded. Trudeau also admitted that Canada did not take good care of the elderly. Trudeau said: “Ontario and Quebec have always asked the military to provide assistance, and of course we will respond to their requests.”
Quebec has asked the military to send 130 military doctors and other medical staff to help, and now It is required to send more than 1,000 soldiers to various nursing homes in the province to provide assistance to relieve the pressure of understaffing. In addition, Ontario requires military personnel to be sent to the five worst nursing homes to provide assistance, but did not specifically disclose how many military personnel are needed.
According to figures provided by the authorities, as many as 70% to 80% of the new coronary deaths in the two provinces are people living in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, especially the elderly. In Quebec, the number of such deaths has exceeded 1,000, and Ontario has reached 500.
Trudeau said that the military will lend a helping hand so that the two provinces can control the situation. But he added: “This is not a long-term solution. In Canada we should not send soldiers to take care of the elderly. I hope we can find a solution in the next few weeks or months. I think we must change the system and we will do it. At this moment, we will concentrate on protecting those who live in these facilities. “He also said:” We must do better. We have not taken good care of our parents, our grandparents, our elders are construction The great generation of this country, we must take good care of them. “
There are more than 42,000 confirmed cases and more than 2,200 deaths across Canada. In addition to Ontario and Quebec, other provinces such as Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia in the east have deaths. During this period, most nursing homes and other homes forbid the visit of relatives. Health Minister Hajdu said: “We cannot isolate the elders forever.”