‘We’re all begging’: Doctors call on Alberta government for stronger COVID-19 health measures – CBC

‘They took no responsibility for an overwhelmed system’

Sep 10, 2021

A group of doctors says the Alberta government’s approach to curbing the spread of COVID-19 is gross negligence that will lead to more deaths.

Dr. Neeja Bakshi, doctor of internal medicine at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, spoke at a news conference Thursday as part of the Protect our Province Alberta advocacy group.

“We saw complete abandonment of health and well-being for Albertans from the government,” Bakshi said. “They took no responsibility for an overwhelmed system.”

The doctors were responding to Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s COVID-19 update Thursday afternoon.

The government did not announce any new measures to restrict movement or gatherings, nor mandate proof of vaccine or vaccine passports.

“Because of these inactions, Albertans will die,” Bakshi said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/covid-19-alberta-1.6170586

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