Long-term care minister dodges questions in 1st pr

2022-04-05
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Days after a scathing report found that the?long-term care sector was not prepared to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Ontario’s Minister of Long-term Care Merrilee Fullerton?dodged questions MondayThe provinces and territories for a total of 13,692,894 doses delivered so far?from reporters?and largely blamed previous governments, inadequate staffing, community spread and the deadliness of the virus?for the crisis in the sector.re likely always to have one eye o?

“We were overdue for a pandemicEarlier this week,” she said at a 20-minute news conference.

“I look back and say why did it take so long, so many years went by, and?without addressing long-term care when we knew there was an aging population? Our government is addressing it and taking responsibility … after so many years of neglect by previous governments.”

When asked if the province will apologize for the long-term care crisis and all of the residents who died, she said collectively as a society “we need to do soul searching” as to why it took a pandemic to address capacity and staffing issues.

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