The province will spend no less than $50 million to cut back wait instances for surgical procedures and procedures that have been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister introduced Wednesday.
The spending shall be a part of the province’s 2021 funds, Pallister stated at a day information convention.
The province is dealing with a severe backlog of surgical procedures and diagnostic procedures after having to redeploy well being care personnel to take care of COVID-19 sufferers, the premier stated.
“Every delay means a Manitoban that’s hurting whereas they wait, and I believe for many Manitobans, if they are not ready themselves, they know somebody who’s.”
Among the cash shall be designated particularly for hip, knee and cataract procedures, Pallister stated.
The province’s funds shall be launched on April 7.
Requested why he was asserting one thing included within the 2021 funds per week forward of its launch, Pallister stated he wished to focus on this specific merchandise.
“There’s an excessive amount of excellent news on this 12 months’s funds. If we launched all of it in at some point, you’d miss half of it,” he stated.