Several distinguished Manitoba doctors have come forward to express their support for the NDP party in the upcoming election. These doctors have witnessed the decline of Manitoba’s health-care system under the Progressive Conservative (PC) government, and they believe that it is time for a change.
One of the doctors, Dr. Brian Postl, former dean of the University of Manitoba’s medical school, expressed skepticism towards the promises made by the PC government. He stated that after seven years of neglecting the system, it is hard to trust their sudden commitment to fixing the mess that they created.
Other doctors also shared their experiences of witnessing the deterioration of the health-care system firsthand. Dr. Eric Jacobsohn, an anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Manitoba, highlighted the lack of access to primary care and specialist care, which leads to undue suffering and premature death. He criticized the PC government for ignoring the input of frontline health-care professionals and instead relying on outside consultants to implement sweeping changes that have caused chaos in hospitals.
Dr. Dhali Dhaliwal, Dr. Lesley Garber, and Dr. Kendiss Olafson have also voiced their support for the NDP, with Dr. Jillian Horton sending in a video message. The NDP has made several health-care pledges during the campaign, including hiring more physicians and nurses across the province, reopening emergency rooms in Winnipeg, and establishing neighborhood health clinics.
It is evident that these doctors feel that the PC government’s approach to health care has negatively impacted Manitoba’s health-care system. They believe that the NDP’s proposals offer a better path forward for improving access to care and addressing the issues facing the province’s health-care system.
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