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South Asian group in Brampton completes its pledge to Osler, raising $1,000,000

  Osler working in partnership with Punjab’s Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha and Apollo Hospitals   BRAMPTON: A $1-million donation to William Osler Health System (Osler) hospitals was announced at a fundraising dinner this month at Brampton’s Pearson Convention Centre. Led by Brampton-based entrepreneur Satish Thakkar and his wife Rimple, the Indo-Canadian […]

February 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Canadian News,Health,India,Ontario,South Asia,Top Stories,World News | Read More »

Federal government reaches health funding agreement with British Columbia

THE federal government and the Government of British Columbia agreed to new targeted federal funding over 10 years for investments in home care and mental health care. The province joins New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island in accepting the Government of Canada’s offer of investments to […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health,Other | Read More »

3-year-old Nimrat Gill dies at Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Fraser Health orders full patient safety review (revised)

THE parents of three-year-old Nimrat Gill, who died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on February 7 because she apparently did not receive proper attention from hospital staff, are advising other parents to insist on proper treatment of their children and ask for second opinions if they feel that there is something wrong. Fraser Health’s Maternal Infant […]

February 17th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,Health,Top Stories | Read More »

Canadian Diabetes Association becomes Diabetes Canada to end diabetes

ON Monday, the Canadian Diabetes Association becomes Diabetes Canada to shine a brighter light on diabetes and rally Canadians to stand with the one in three Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. “Diabetes Canada and the movement to End Diabetes bring to life our vision of Canadians with diabetes living a life free from fear […]

February 13th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health | Read More »

A Valentine’s Day the Bhatts will remember forever

BY RATTAN MALL   ON Valentine’s Day (February 14), Anil Bhatt and his wife, Vineeta, will admit themselves in Vancouver General Hospital for an operation the next morning. Vineeta is donating a kidney to Anil in what is called a preemptive kidney transplant. That means that Anil is getting a new kidney before needing to […]

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,Health,Top Stories | Read More »

How to stay out of emergency on Family Day long weekend

AHEAD of the Family Day long weekend and with flu circulating in the community, Fraser Health is reminding people that going to the hospital for minor concerns can present its own risks, and to take precautions to maintain good health and prevent a trip to the Emergency Department. “While a person should visit the Emergency Department […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health | Read More »

$102-million project for 16 new state-of-the-art operating rooms at Vancouver General Hospital

  THE Province, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health and the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, on Wednesday announced a $102-million project for 16 new state-of-the-art operating rooms to be built at the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). “This will be one of the most complex hospital expansions in B.C. history,” said […]

February 8th, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health | Read More »

Now or never for Premier Christy Clark on MSP tax

BY JORDAN BATEMAN British Columbia Director Canadian Taxpayers Federation     HEADING into this month’s BC budget, Premier Christy Clark is saying all the right things about scrapping the Medical Services Premium (MSP) tax. “They want us to trust them to be able to spend their money better than government can,” Clark told the CBC […]

February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health | Read More »

Older Canadians skip meds due to cost, putting them at risk for complications

ONE in 12 Canadians aged 55 and older skipped prescriptions due to cost in 2014, the second-highest rate among comparable countries, new UBC research has found. “When patients stop filling their prescriptions, their conditions get worse and they often end up in hospital requiring more care which in the long run costs us more money,” said […]

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,British Columbia,Canadian News,Headlines,Health,Other | Read More »

BC Psychological Association sponsoring free public presentation series, including talks in Punjabi in Vancouver and Surrey

FEBRUARY marks Psychology Month in British Columbia and the BC Psychological Association (BCPA) is raising awareness of the role psychology plays in our lives, jobs and communities with a public education campaign. Dr. Amritpal Shergill and Dr. Kamaljit Sidhu will be delivering talks in Punjabi and English on “General Mental Health and Wellbeing” on February […]

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in British Columbia,Canadian News,Events,Headlines,Health | Read More »

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