VANCOUVER – In addition to increasing access to surgeries and MRIs, the Government of British Columbia is bringing into force outstanding sections of the Medicare Protection Amendment Act, 2003, to further support patients and strengthen B.C.’s public health-care system, Adrian Dix, Minister …
The Liberal government’s cuts have led to overcrowded emergency wards and diminished preventative health services. New Democrats know that public health care is the foundation of a strong society and offers us a competitive advantage in attracting investment. We believe all British Columbians deserve health care that is there when they need it.
People living in northern British Columbia can look forward to reduced wait times for hip and knee surgeries, and a 70% increase in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams, thanks to government’s new surgical and diagnostic strategy.
Health Minister Adrian Dix today introduced the Voluntary Blood Donations Act, which will help preserve the integrity of Canada’s public blood and plasma collection system by preventing payment for blood and plasma collection in British Columbia.
To help more lower income British Columbians and expectant mothers gain access to healthy, locally grown food, government is expanding the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, Health Minster Adrian Dix and Agriculture Minister Lana Popham announced.
To connect more people, families, and caregivers affected by dementia to community supports and services, the Ministry of Health is providing the Alzheimer Society of B.C. with $2.7 million to further support First Link, announced Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.