Sask. COVID-19 response draws criticism after province asks U.S. states for help before federal government – CTV

Oct. 20, 2021

REGINA – A Saskatchewan physician and public policy advisor, as well as the NDP Opposition, are criticizing the province’s decision to ask U.S. states for COVID-19 assistance before asking the Canadian government.
On Monday, Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency president Marlo Pritchard said the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre reached out to several U.S. states and Canadian provinces for assistance.

“Basically, we have sent requests to much of North America to identify any ICU-skilled workers or perfusionists that may be deployable to Saskatchewan,” said Pritchard.

The jurisdictions include Manitoba, Alberta, Ontario, Illinois, Montana, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“To date, Montana, Michigan, North Dakota and Pennsylvania have indicated they cannot provide resources. We also know that Alberta and Manitoba are facing a similar situation regarding COVID as Saskatchewan,” Pritchard said.

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