By Holly McKenzie-Sutter THE CANADIAN PRESS A remote First Nation in northern Ontario is limiting health services to emergencies only due to a lack of nurses in what the community’s health director is calling a dire situation for residents’ and nurses’ well-being. Kashechewan First Nation said its nursing station, which provides health services for residents in the community of 1,900 people, dropped to three primary care nurses this week, down from its usual nine. But health director Jonathan Solomon said he learned Friday evening that one of the three nurses in Kashechewan was being redeployed early, leaving just two nurses and two paramedics to provide care in the community. That has left its health-care system in crisis, said Solomon, with services such as blood work, prenatal care and walk-in appointments
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