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B.C. to eliminate rid of age restrictions covering insulin pump costs

The B.C. government is eliminating the age restriction on covering the cost of an insulin pump.

British Columbia is set to become one of only three provinces in Canada to cover insulin pumps for people living with diabetes, regardless of age. 377 more words

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B.C. government announces the first urgent care centre to be built in Surrey

The B.C. government is fulfilling a major campaign promise by opening the first urgent primary-care centre in the province by November.

Premier John Horgan announced the new Surrey Urgent Primary Care Centre will be integrated into the current Fraser Health network and will ease the burden on local emergency rooms. 386 more words

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Changes to health care system continue with addition of clinical pharmacists

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced on Tuesday the addition of 50 clinical pharmacists to be integrated into primary-care networks across the province.

The move continues a wave of major changes in the way health care is provided in B.C. 515 more words

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LISTEN: What will primary care clinics mean for B.C. health care workers?

With ever-advancing technologies and artificial intelligence creeping into the workforce, job security for current and future generations has never been more worrying. Economic instabilities have shown just how quickly some industries can boom and others perish. 169 more words

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All Woodlands survivors to receive compensation from B.C. government

The B.C. government is offering compensation to all former residents of the Woodlands School, the site of widespread physical and sexual abuse.

The previous Liberal government had offered compensation, but a legal technicality limited claims to those who were at the school after Aug. 355 more words

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B.C. says it's concerned about 'birth tourism.' It's still not cracking down

B.C. won’t take any action against so-called “birth tourism,” despite concerns from Richmond residents and a local MP, said the province’s health minister.

Birth tourism is a practice that sees pregnant women travel to a country in order to give birth, thereby securing citizenship for their child. 363 more words

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B.C. government promises to cut MRI wait times

In the B.C. government’s continuing quest to cut down on medical wait times, the province has announced an additional $11 million to increase the number of MRI exams. 363 more words

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