Government of Canada Provides Funding for Virtual Health Hub

By  Carol Baldwin  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter OnTuesday April 23rd, Prime Minister Trudeau made a quick visit to Saskatchewan during which he highlighted the $21 million designated for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) Virtual Health Hub which will be deployed from Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Whitecap Dakota First NationChief, Darcy Bear, President and CEO of SIIT, Riel Bellegarde, and Dr. Ivar Mendez, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Virtual Care and Remote Presence Robotics Programs, along with other dignitaries were present at Wanuskewin for the media event. The development of the Virtual Health Hub has been ongoing for several years. Research conducted by Dr. Ivar Mendez and his team in the Virtual Care and Remote Presence Robotics Program at the University of Saskatchewan showed that pregnant women…

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