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Quebec, Apr 12 (Canadian-Media): It was said by Quebec Premier François Legault that he suspects of the staff had caused the death toll of 31 died at a private Montreal-area seniors' residence since March 13 confirmed from COVID-19, media reports said.
François Legault. Image credit: Twitter handle
Public health authorities said they first took stock of the situation of the Senoirs' residence home on March 29.
Lynne McVey, president and CEO of the public health agency for the western region of Montreal said at a news conference later Saturday afternoon, that the staff of the Montreal Seniors Residence were struggling to keep their ratios of staff to residents. Their request for help had not been provided.
It was only after issuing two formal notices and an eventual court order issued on Apr 8 under Quebec's Public Health Act that officials were able to see residents' medical files and information about family contacts, McVey said.
McVey said the situation at the residence Herron is now under control.
She said doctors and health-care workers from hospitals and clinics were now at the residence and fully operational.
A public health investigation is underway, and a police investigation to this matter has also been requested, Legault said.
Other private facilities that belong to Katasa Development Group are also being followed up by the province, Legault said.