Rogers asks questions on secrecy, insulin pumps

NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers

The MHA for St. John’s Centre asked in the House of Assembly today about government’s clampdown on opposition access to civil servants. Gerry Rogers says the secrecy clampdown has extended to the point that it is practically impossible to get even the simplest piece of information.

“This week we asked a straightforward question of a senior staff person in the Women’s Policy Office: Is there a gender equity policy for appointments to boards, commissions and tribunals?” Rogers said in the house today. “That person indicated she was not allowed to speak to opposition members or their staff.

“So I ask the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, is there a gender equity policy for appointments to boards, commissions and tribunals and if not will this government develop and implement one?”

Rogers then turned her attention to the ongoing battle against diabetes. This province has the highest prevalence of diabetes in the word, increasing to 1 in 3 people by 2020,” she said, adding that “Eighty per cent of medical costs are for treatment from complications from poorly managed diabetes. Research shows the Pump is the best treatment for management and prevention of complications.

“I ask the Minister of Health will she eliminate the age restriction and extend the Pump Program to all people who need it?”

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