‘There’s no treatment when someone dies’`
Health coalition calls on province to reconsider supervised consumption sites as drug poisoning numbers surge
When the provincial government proposed Bill 33, the Addiction Services Act, in March, NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara said many harm-reduction organizations were thrown into survival mode.
The legislation would require supervised drug consumption sites, addiction centres with beds and withdrawal-management services to apply for provincial licensing.
“We knew, and we heard directly from health-care experts, that Bill 33 would prevent front-line organizations and health-care workers from doing their jobs,” Asagwara said.
By: Cierra Bettens Posted: 5:33 PM CDT Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2023
Originally published on Winnipeg Free Press website.
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