Calgary to take own measures to act on COVID-19 crisis, saying province ‘doesn’t care’ – CBC

Alberta less than 10 days away from running out of ICU beds, premier said Wednesday

Sep 16, 2021

Calgary’s mayor says the city will explore measures it can take to protect residents from the flood of COVID-19 cases overwhelming the province’s health-care system.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi made the comments just hours after Premier Jason Kenney announced the province was days away from running out of ICU staff to treat patients. The number of patients in intensive care units was at an all-time high, and Alberta was asking other provinces for health-care workers or ICU staff.

As well, doctors were being told to prepare to make life-or-death decisions as to which patients will be able to access interventions like ventilators.

“Regardless of the politics and the ideology and the endless lurching back and forth like a Stampede ride that we’re hearing from the province, your city government is here for you … and we’ll continue to do what it takes to get us out of this,” Nenshi said, following city council’s last meeting of the session late Wednesday evening.

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