time that people got infected with Hepatitis C and made sure it did not
happen in other clinics.”
New Democrat Health and Long-Term Care critic France Gelinas is
calling for a moratorium on the creation of new private health-care
clinics and more downloading of hospital services into the community
after infectious outbreaks at private clinics in Toronto.
The Nickel Belt MPP said she doesn’t want the province to allow the
establishment of new private clinics until layers of oversight are in
place to guarantee proper care and safety for the patients who visit
Gelinas has been making headlines after a Toronto newspaper broke
stories about nine people becoming infected with life-threatening
bacterial infections, including meningitis, and three private
colonoscopy clinics having hepatitis outbreaks since 2011.