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Applications open for med students, retired doctors to volunteer

Applications will be open until April 24

April 7, 2020, 11:54 am


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Applications are open for anyone with medical experience to volunteer to provide backup support in the fight against COVID-19.

Health Canada has set up a database of specialized volunteers, who provinces and territories can then use for various tasks, including contact tracing of Covid-19 cases and providing surge capacity at hospitals.

"It's asking people who have the skill set to do public health, like contact-tracing and other skills that provinces are looking for, to apply," said chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam.

Applications are open until April 24


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