Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nain X-Ray Clinic a Huge Success

The x-ray clinic that was held in Nain last month is being considered a tremendous success.

Gail Turner is the Director of Health Services with the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says the x-ray clinic was held for Nain residents who had been in contact with Tuberculosis (TB) since 2002.

This was the first time anything like this was attempted on the north coast.

A total of 163 people showed up to get their x-rays taken.

That’s 96% of the people who had appointments.

Turner says she is also happy with the quality of the x-rays that were taken.

She says the equipment that was used is still in Nain.

It can be used for follow-up exams in the future, if needed.

There are no follow-up clinics scheduled as of yet.

She says bringing the x-ray equipment to Nain was a big help for the patients.

Many were unable to take the time off of work to travel to Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Turner says the clinic was made possible with funds from Labrador-Grenfell Health, The Nunatsiavut Department of Health, Health Canada and the provincial government.

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