First, they have to be ordered not to shun us. This didn't come intuitively?
Health Minister Theresa Oswald says the Manitoba medical community will not shun patients who have received a controversial medical treatment abroad for multiple sclerosis.
"We have been clear with our professionals in the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, with the MS clinic, that we want them to have an open approach with patients regardless of what their needs are," Oswald said Thursday.
She was responding to complaints by MS sufferers who have travelled abroad for the so-called "liberation procedure," in which surgery is done to unblock veins in the neck. Many say the procedure has transformed their lives, giving them renewed energy and mobility.
However, they also say doctors in Manitoba are reluctant to give them the follow-up care they need, including providing them with prescriptions.
People have been having difficulty obtaining prescriptions too, then having difficulty obtaining care when clotting happened? I'd been aware of the latter, but not the former.