With the benefit of having weeks to prepare and study how Omicron spread through other provinces, today we expected the Sask. Party government to outline a back-to-school plan to keep students safe. There was no plan at all.
SASKATOON - In light of today’s announcement that the Premier will not be implementing any new health measures to address the Omicron fifth wave, despite COVID case numbers doubling over 24 hours, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called on the Premier ramp up, not water down public health measures that keep Saskatchewan people safe.
Modelling shows risk of Saskatchewan hospitals overwhelmed without new measures
REGINA - In light of new modelling presented by the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC), Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called on the Sask. Party government to act on advice from medical experts and proactively implement gathering and capacity limits to protect Saskatchewan people from the Omicron variant.
Today, Aleana Young, Official Opposition Critic for SGI, and Trent Wotherspoon, Official Opposition Critic for Finance, called on the Sask. Party government to provide rebates of $250 to each SGI policyholder to help offset the rising cost of living.
Experts, health sector partners need a seat at the table to create a plan that works
REGINA - In light of many in the Saskatchewan medical community voicing concerns over the Sask. Party’s recently announced surgical backlog plan, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili is calling on the provincial government to start over and bring together experts, health sector leadership and impacted stakeholders to create a plan that expands capacity in our public health system.
“No one except Scott Moe and Paul Merriman thinks this plan will work. There are tens of thousands of people across Saskatchewan suffering as they wait for care. They can’t afford to have this government fail to get the surgery plan right,” said Meili. “We need to listen to the growing concerns from the experts and medical community and bring those voices to the table to craft a plan that will actually work.”
SASKATOON - Today, Official Opposition Leader Ryan Meili called for an acceleration of the booster shot program in light of a new UK Health Security Agency study that shows low vaccine protection against the Omicron variant with two doses alone, but increased effectiveness with a third dose.