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Provincial government buys two Fraser Valley MRI clinics

Health Minister Adrian Dix said the purchase will boost Fraser Health's MRI capacities and reduce wait times for patients. CHERYL CHAN September 25, 2018 The B.C. government is buying two privately owned MRI clinics in the Fraser Valley in a bid to expand capacity and reduce waiting times in the public system. On Monday, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Fraser Health will purchase Surrey MRI and Fraser Valley MRI Clinic in Abbotsford effective Oct. 1.…Read More

Letter: Supports crackdown on private clinics

Letter to the editor to Nelson Daily (Link to the letter here) To The Editor: I find it very disgusting that big business continues to manipulate public opinion with there ill gotten fortunes. Newspaper, T.V., social media campaigns, are easy for these mega-rich companies; and used to manipulate the general public. Health Care is particularly vulnerable to uncompassionate corporations who profit immensely on the backs of sick people.…Read More

LETTER: Universal health care mandatory, says Langley reader

Jay Chalkman applauds ‘crackdown’ on private clinics and ‘unlawful’ billing. (Link to Langley Advance here) Dear Editor, I support public health care and the B.C. government’s crackdown on private clinics and unlawful private fees in order to protect patients. The B.C. government’s recent announcement about protecting patients and public funds from unlawful billing in private, for-profit clinics is great news and a long-time coming.…Read More

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