A new report has found that Raj Sherman, who is the liberal leader and a health care advocate, has commented on Friday that the government of the province has been unsuccessful in providing proper basic care to patients in Alberta.
It has been revealed that Sherman has claimed that the government’s failure has resulted in the strike by AUPE workers at two hospitals in Calgary and varied other hospitals in Edmonton.
It has been found that Sherman, who has been accusing government of improper care to patients, had previously also opposed it in November 2010 for emergency wait times as a consequence of which, he was suspended from the PC caucus. But, he sought and became the leader of the Alberta Liberal Party in 2011.
He has said on Friday that the staff at these hospitals, AUPE staff, has walked off their jobs on Thursday, which could be the reason of bigger issues related to provincial health care. It has been found by the reporters that members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees have remained without any contract with Alberta Health Services since March 2011.
The doctor, health care advocate, and former Tory MLA, Raj Sherman has also told that the strike by the staff at hospitals in Calgary and Edmonton has been started for demanding a fair contract with the same. The report has revealed that Alberta Health Services is the health authority that is responsible for health supports and services for more than nearly 3.7 million Albertans. As per the findings, the illegal strikers would not be facing any legal action or fined.
In order to calm the outrage by them, Kerry Williamson, a spokesperson for Alberta Health Services said, “We’re in the process of contacting patients now ... it’s difficult to give a timeframe for when they will be rescheduled. We obviously want them to be rescheduled as soon as possible, but it’s on a case-by-case basis”.