Multiple Sclerosis, a Topic of Discussion for Health
Posted Sep 13 2010 6:49am
The deadly flu virus known as H1N1 was the hot topic at last year’s annual meetings, where Canada’s regional and territorial Health Ministers had come together. The vaccine for H1N1 was given a green flag, when they met in Winnipeg during September 2009.
It marked the onset of the largest inoculation program in the history of Canada. This year, the Ministers will use their time, to discuss the achievements and the drawbacks that they have witnessed in their regions, in coming out with the H1N1 vaccine.
Apart from this, there are other points too on this year’s agenda. On Monday and Tuesday, The Health Ministers will congregate in St. John's, along with their federal equivalent, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.
Multiple sclerosis and Ottawa’s verdict to postpone endorsing of medical experiments of the contentious process called liberation treatment, are said to be the main topics for debate during these two days.
Last week, in an interview, Saskatchewan’s Health Minister Don McMorris said that he is aware that there will be a lot of talks on this topic.
Mr. McMorris said that Saskatchewan wants that the treatment should be tested in Canada. He said, “From my perspective, yes it needs to be proven, or, it needs to be disproved. I think that helps families with MS just as much so that perhaps they’re not spending dollars to go have a procedure done that doesn’t have any scientific basis. We need to know that ourselves”.