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Don’t go to Quebec ERs unless necessary as coronavirus hospitalizations climb, health minister warns

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Quebecers are asked to avoid emergency rooms unless “really necessary” as hospitalizations linked to the novel coronavirus have risen by 50 per cent in the past three weeks and health-care workers say there is “unbelievable” demand on the system. Health Minister Christian Dubé says the province has crossed a line by topping more than 1,000 patients in hospitals to be treated for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, this week. There are about 2,164 beds set aside for coronavirus patients in hospitals, he explained, but the province is now adding beds in “non-traditional locations” such as hotels as […]

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Quebec company launches new Health Canada-compliant surgical mask for hearing loss community

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A Quebec-based company is launching a first of its kind in Canada. Entreprise Prémont in Louiseville officially kicked off production on Wednesday of its Humask Pro-Vision, a surgical mask with a transparent window designed to allow those with hearing loss to read lips. A shortage of surgical masks was what prompted a group of entrepreneurs to launch the company just six months ago. Luc Girard, is one of those entrepreneurs. For Girard, developing a mask to help those with hearing loss was a priority. “One of my daughters has a hearing problem,” he said during a press conference on […]

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