Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Doctor MLA Says More Action Needed to Close Health Gap Faced by First Nations

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Doctor MLA Says More Action Needed to Close Health Gap Faced by First Nations

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Summit told more action needed to close health gap

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SASKATOON - A Saskatchewan MLA who is also a doctor says more needs to be done to close the health gap between First Nations and non-indigenous people.

New Democrat Ryan Meili says he sees First Nations patients who have been dealing with poverty and generations of struggle for so long and medication can't help fix their ills.

Meili told an aboriginal health summit in Saskatoon about attending the funeral of a 24-year-old woman from a reserve north of Prince Albert, Sask.

He said he had given the woman medication for HIV, but it was poverty that had put her there in the first place.

He said the treaty right to health care shouldn't just focus on First Nations people, but on everyone providing care and keeping people healthy. …

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