16 Jun Media Advisory: June 17th: Doctors, Supporters Picket College of Physicians
Doctors, community members to picket NS College of Physicians & Surgeons, file formal complaint
Halifax, NS – Doctors, health workers and community members are outraged that the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons is preparing to accept and regulate private health care. At their recent annual general meeting, the College announced that is preparing for private delivery as part of its strategic direction. Public health supporters are concerned by the move; by trying to regulate privatization, the College is deeming private clinics safe when decades of research show otherwise. It also accepts and legitimizes the role of private clinics, which allows for the further development of a two tier system.
Public health supporters are holding an info-picket in front of the College’s office and will be filing an official complaint against the college on behalf of all Nova Scotians.
Reports are encouraged to accompany rally organizers as they deliver the complaint.
What: Info-picket & complaint delivery against NS College of Physicians & Surgeons
Who: Physicians, health workers and concerned community members
When: 8:50am -9:20am, Tuesday June 17th
Where: 7071 Bayers Road, in front of the blue office tower of NS College of Physicians & Surgeons
For more information, contact:
Nova Scotia Citizen’s Health Care Network
About the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network:
Formed in 1996, the Nova Scotia Citizens’ Health Care Network’s goal is to stop the privatization of the public health care system, ensure high levels of care, and create a forum for people and communities to discuss issues in health care.
The Network is a coalition of local health committees, community groups, organized labour, faith groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and advancing public health care to include services like pharmacare, dental care and long-term and home care.
The Network is political but non-partisan and receives no government funding.