NDP ‘playing politics’ with cancer patients: Tories
and was at home, but after speaking to family members, she told Selinger the pharmacy did not charge her.
“That’s great you received treatment so fast. We say we want Manitobans to be treated 60 days after diagnosis, and you were,” Selinger said
Selinger said he hopes home coverage of the cancer drugs would not be at risk if the Progressive Conservatives form government.
“Brian Pallister has said there are no sacred cows when it comes to cuts... If there are no sacred cows, be honest.
“It’s not good enough to be evasive. We have people like Teodora who have had enormously good services.
“We need (Pallister) to level with Manitobans.”
In a statement released at Stefanson’s news conference, the Tories said they have already promised to protect frontline health-care services.
As well, the Tories said they want to slash ambulance fees in half, keep and attract more doctors, add more personal care beds and start a dedicated stroke unit.
“At no time has the PC party ever said, suggested, or even hinted at reducing patient access to cancer-care treatment,” the statement said.
“We did not and we will not... For the Selinger NDP to use the cancer battle as a last-minute fear tactic in an election campaign is beyond reprehensible.”
NDP Leader Greg Selinger said he hopes home coverage of cancer drugs will remain if the Progressive Conservatives form government.