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Up until now, prenatal escorts were only authorized only when it was considered medically necessary. That raises questions about how the GN will manage a potential influx of medical travellers, especially in its already-crowded patient boarding facilities. News Apr 19, — pm EDT. A newly-announced Health Canada policy has already been put in place to fund non-medical travel companions for pregnant Nunavut women who leave their communities to give birth.
What they can say: the new policy offers full coverage of the cost of prenatal escorts for expectant Nunavut Inuit mothers. The new directive came from the federal health minister, Jane Philpott, during a media interview she gave earlier this month.
Now the GN will get additional funding through the NIHB to cover travel costs for those escorts, but not necessarily coverage of accommodation and meals. Share This Story.
All Nunavut community health centres have been advised of the change, she added, and the department has developed processes to facilitate the approval of those escorts. But neither the GN nor Health Canada had many other details about what the new policy would mean in Nunavut, while both levels of government update the benefit policy document, Health Canada told Nunatsiaq News.