Request for Proposals Made by Manitoba Government to Catch Up on Backlog of Surgeries

Manitoba health minister Cam Friesen has announced the government has issued a request for proposals to have non-emergency surgeries resume as quick as possible.
Friesen says there’s a backlog of about 55 hundred surgeries, and they’re hoping to clear that as quickly as possible.
“We are asking Manitoba providers of health care to use their expertise, to use their knowledge of their craft, to ascertain the capacity of their teams to provide additional capacity in our system.” he said.
He says the request is for pediatric dental surgeries; pediatric ear, nose and throat surgeries; minor orthopedic procedures; ophthalmology surgery; outpatient spine procedures; and outpatient urology surgeries.
Services must be able to be delivered beginning August 1.

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