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Health organizations unite in call for additional COVID-19 measures (news release)

Nov. 13, 2020 – for immediate release

Representatives from a number of health-care organizations in Saskatchewan have united in their call for additional measures to be taken now to curb the spread of COVID-19.

An op-ed has been sent in conjunction with this news release, outlining the group’s objectives. The organizations have been meeting since March 2020, when the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Saskatchewan.

The multi-agency group has endorsed the op-ed written by Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA) president Dr. Barb Konstantynowicz applauding the measures taken to date to combat the spread of COVID-19 and recommending further action in other areas. The health-care organizations shared the concerns of others that action was needed as COVID case numbers spiked in Saskatchewan over the past few weeks.

The groups include the SMA; College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan; College of Family Physicians of Canada, Saskatchewan Chapter; Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association; Saskatchewan Union of Nurses; Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan; and the Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy Professionals.

Contact information for each group appears at the bottom of the op-ed.

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