Today NDP Leader Ryan Meili called for the government to release figures on testing wait times and fix the lack of testing capacity in the province that is causing severe access backlogs. He also called for an explanation of why the government had decreased staffing levels at a time when demand and need are rising.
“It’s inexcusable that we are months into the pandemic, but people in the province are having to wait hours on 811 to speak with someone, days more to be called back, only to be told that they will have to wait a week before they can schedule a test,” Meili said. “These delays put the re-opening of our economy and our schools at risk. The government must take immediate action to address this.”