Lumeca delivers virtual healthcare to First Nations in Saskatchewan
Lumeca is available to Saskatchewan residents with a valid Saskatchewan Health Card for COVID-19 screening and general health consultations
REGINA, Sask. – Lumeca Health, a virtual healthcare provider in Saskatchewan, recently collaborated with crown-owned telco SaskTel on a project to make virtual healthcare more accessible for residents of Cowessess First Nation.
The two companies came up with a solution that allowed residents to download and use the Lumeca app in the community by connecting to the band office’s Smart Wi-Fi powered by SaskTel.
“Lumeca continues to develop our platform to meet the needs of patients and doctors, especially with the new social distancing norm among us” said Shawn Hazen, founder of Lumeca, in a prepared statement. “We are now developing new ways for patients to see their own family doctors, and for family physicians to reach their patients as continuity of care is vital to healthcare outcomes.”
“This technology makes healthcare accessible to our First Nation,” said Cadmus Delorme, chief of Cowessess First Nation, also in a statement. “Being able to access a doctor immediately for treatable conditions, from the comfort of our homes on reserve will really impact the quality of life for the Cowessess people as well better exercise our Treaty Right to Health.”
Lumeca is available to Saskatchewan residents with a valid Saskatchewan Health Card for COVID-19 screening and general health consultations. The app is free to download on the App Store (iPhone & iPad) or Google Play(Android).
“Our goal is to provide solutions that make virtual healthcare accessible to all Indigenous communities throughout Saskatchewan and with the help of companies like SaskTel, we can achieve this together,” Hazen concluded in his statement.