FSIN Officials Discuss Pandemic Planning

Monday, August 28, 2006 at 14:08



Elders, health officials and leaders within the First Nations community are discussing the ramifications of a possible flu pandemic today.


They have gathered in Saskatoon, along with government health officials, to discuss planning for the event.


While it is impossible to say when or if a worldwide flu outbreak will occur, several experts say the world is overdue for one, and planning is needed.


The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is hosting the two-day gathering in Saskatoon.


Federation officials say a pandemic regional plan is already in existence, but it needs more work.