Local MP Niki Aston is calling for more health care in our communities. According to her most recent MP report far too many people have had to leave their community to receive the most basic medical services.
One of the best initiatives in recent years was made by the previous NDP Provincial Government to move dialysis onto reserves like Berens River allowing people to stay in their community to receive this medical treatment but unfortunately now the community no longer has the machines needed for the treatment.
The report said the provincial government quote ripped out machines from Berens River and she called on the Federal Minister during Question Period to act to save these services.
She concluded by saying that it’s time to expand community based medical services and she will continue to speak out on behalf of Bernes River and communities throughout our region on this issue.