The Saskatchewan NDP says the Sask Party government is failing Saskatchewan women. Health Critic Vicki Mowat gives the example of 61-year-old Nadine Baker, who is at risk of breast cancer and has symptoms but hasn’t received an appointment or any update for 42 weeks. She was called January 5th, but was told there are still no appointments available, unless she is willing to travel to another community or go out-of-province.
Mowat noted that the government is sending women to Sask Party donor, Calgary-based Clearpoint, which is charging $2,000 while private clinics in Ontario and British Columbia charge between $140 and $430 for mammograms. The NDP says mammograms are performed in Saskatchewan for a tenth of Clearpoint’s cost.