Nearly fifty people are being treated for Tuberculosis in Nain, NL.
Labrador-Grenfell Health and the Nunatsiavut Government’s Department of Health and Social Development (DHSD) held a community meeting last Thursday June 7, 2018 at 3 pm in the afternoon in the Jeremias Sillett Community Centre to brief Nain residents on the latest news about the current Tuberculosis (TB) crisis.
The key principles in attendance were Dr. Gabe Woollam and Dr. Delphine Grynszpan of Labrador-Grenfell Health, Sylvia Doody, Director of Health Services for DHSD, and Gerald Asivak and Michelle Kenny, the NG Minister and Deputy Minister of DHSD.
According to Dr. Woolam, 22 people are being treated for active TB in Nain.
Meanwhile, 27 people are being treated for latent, or sleeping, TB.
Since March, over 800 people from Nain have been assessed by health professionals.
Over 300 people have been invited in for an x-ray, and 254 of those have undergone the procedure.
Dr. Woolam says the presence of the x-ray machine in Nain has been really positive.
He added that they are planning on holding another community meeting on TB in the fall.
To hear Part Two of last Thursday afternoon’s TB meeting in Nain, click HERE.