Diabetes

NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael

The provincial government’s decision to reduce the number of diabetes test strips patients are covered for is in direct opposition to last fall’s election promise and a pledge in their The Way Forward document, says NDP Health Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, St. John’s East-Quidi Vidi).

 
NDP Leader and Health Critic Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government could reduce the consequences of illness by taking a more active approach to health care delivery. This is Diabetes Awareness Month; today in the House of Assembly, Michael focused on the important role primary and preventative care can play in managing this particular disease.

 
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.

 

MR. SPEAKER: The Leader of the Third Party.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear!

MS MICHAEL: Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.

 

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