Interior Health preparing for Syrian refugees

There are plans for housing and feeding Syrian refugees. What about their health care? We got answers from Interior Health.

Interior Health is getting ready for Syrian refugees from a health-care perspective.

Royal Inland Hospital (Interior Health Authority)

Health professionals in the BC interior are getting ready for refugees, expected to arrive over the next few months. Some are government sponsored and some are privately sponsored and these refugees will need health screening and medical care. Dr Trevor Corneil is the Chief Medical Health officer for the Interior Health Authority.

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