Gandhi calls for implementation of 2017 Health Committee recommendations

September 18, 2023

VANCOUVER B.C. – In response to the escalating healthcare crisis that continues to impact the people of British Columbia, Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi, deputy leader of the B.C. Green Party,  is urging the B.C. NDP government and Ministry of Health to implement all recommendations included in the  “First Report of the Select Standing Committee on Health for the Sixth Session of the 40th Parliament”  from 2017. The Report identified potential strategies for maintaining the sustainability and quality of British Columbia’s health care system and was unanimously adopted by the all-party Health Committee.

“The current beleaguered state of our healthcare system demands a united effort that transcends political boundaries,” Gandhi said. “Our primary focus must be on improving accessibility and enhancing outcomes for all individuals. It is unacceptable that people across B.C. are facing barriers to healthcare services and experiencing suboptimal health outcomes due to systemic issues. It is our moral responsibility to rectify this situation. 

“The healthcare crisis requires an expeditious, comprehensive, and collective response. Though much further work is required, the Health Committee’s work was a comprehensive start to fixing several issues our province faces. Unfortunately, many of the Committee’s recommendations have yet to be realized, more than six years after the report was submitted and the BC NDP formed government.

“Our citizens deserve leaders in government who will continue to work together to create a healthcare system that is accessible, efficient, and compassionate.”

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