People need to demand proper health care

NANAIMO – Re: Heavy workload plagues doctors, May 7.

To the Editor,

Re: Heavy workload plagues doctors, May 7.

I just read the headline article on the local ER and was outraged.

Why are there no one other people utterly outraged and demand the health minister provide the funds necessary to properly staff the ER to save lives.

How can these politicians knowingly put our lives at risk? Can’t we all say that we will not take it anymore?

It’s a sad commentary, but as all pet owners know, our dogs get better timely medical care with no long waits between appointments. The only difference is we have to pay for it.

I think the time has come for the doctors to stand up and not be ruled by the government as to how they can practise medicine.

Until people stand up to the politicians we will continue to get inadequate medical care. Canada is the only developed country that doesn’t have a dual public-private health system.

I know some will say it’s free, but what good is a health system if you can’t get it?

Tom Kish

Nanaimo