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Northern Ontario patients to be connected to health professionals by video

KENORA, Ont. (CP) – The Ontario government is investing $5.7 million in telemedicine technology to make health services more accessible to northern communities.


Minister George Smitherman says the money will provide health care for thousands of northern Ontarians in their own communities, instead of having to travel to get it.

“Telemedicine is proof of the power of technology in delivering quality health care over vast distances,” Smitherman said in a release.

Hmm. If you can connect patients with doctors successfully in northern Canada, how about connecting patients with doctors in, say, India? With tens of millions of people in the US uninsured, why not get low cost care from somewhere else in the world?