Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press statement that the government has agreed to invest C$240mil (RM734.32mil) to develop virtual care and mental health tools for residents to better cope with the consequences of Covid-19.
He mentioned that these funds will be used mainly to create new digital platforms and applications to give Canadians strategies to manage stress or support from a procurement professional.
The online virtual care will be designed in a way to help stop the spread of the virus, which has officially infected nearly 60,000 people and resulted in more than 3,750 deaths in Canada.
Justin Trudeau also said,
“By helping doctors run appointments online, you can stay safe at home while getting care, and our hospitals can stay focused on those who need it most,”
Several Canadian provinces, including the two most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic – Ontario and Quebec – have announced a progressive return to work and the reopening of schools in the coming weeks. Health authorities say they are reasonably optimistic about controlling the outbreak.
News credit: The Star Malaysia