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“It’s critical for health care providers to have access to telehealth services as we fight this pandemic. This funding will help protect the safety of patients as well as the medical professionals on the frontlines.”

MADISONVILLE, La. – Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, today announced $1 million in grant funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support telehealth services and devices for the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

“It’s critical for health care providers to have access to telehealth services as we fight this pandemic. This funding will help protect the safety of patients as well as the medical professionals on the frontlines,” said Kennedy.

The grant is part of $200 million appropriated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act for the FCC to promote telehealth services. It will promote efforts aimed at caring for vulnerable populations and high-risk patients during the coronavirus pandemic.