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NDP promising $100M for health care to attract hundreds of professionals, if elected



a person holding a sign: NDP Leader Ryan Meili announced a 'health human resources plan' outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on October 5, 2020.


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NDP Leader Ryan Meili announced a ‘health human resources plan’ outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina on October 5, 2020.

The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party will spend $100 million on health care if elected, leader Ryan Meili said. 

Meili made the announcement outside the Pasqua Hospital in Regina. 

“The pandemic has revealed how important it is to have high quality public health care, to make the investments and do the planning to make sure we’re ready,” Meili said. 

“Sask. party cuts and neglect have undermined health care in our province in these last few years. We’ve seen wait times grow, wait times for surgery, for diagnostic imaging like MRIs, for mental health and addictions. And in our emergency rooms,” he said. 

Meili said the Saskatchewan Party cut healthcare in 2017, putting residents at risk. Meili said at the Pasqua Hospital, one person was waiting in the hospital

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