Racism in the healthcare system, the Government of Canada to hold a news conference

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, it is highly demanded from each and every living soul to stick together to hold one’s back for one another, irrespective of their caste, race or any other identity marker. But even in the midst of this ongoing pandemic crisis, the world is still guided by their prejudiced notion, causing a boom in the racial discrimination. And what will happen if this tendency is witnessed more in the healthcare system? Just imagine!

It is in this challenging context the Government of Canada has come up with some measures with an agenda to eliminate racism in the healthcare system. The Government of Canada has recently announced to hold a news conference with specific stress on eradicating racism in the midst of the epidemic.

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According to the latest reports, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health shall hold the news conference in which they will discuss about the measures to be taken to end racism and racial segregation in the health system. The conference is slated to begin by 5:15 PM (EDT), on January 28, 2021.

The Government of Canada shall ensure a ‘prejudice-free health service’

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The conference shall be conducted strictly adhering to the COVID protocols and hence the media availability will be held virtually, says the reports. The Journalists who wish to ask questions are provided with the facility of teleconference.

In addition to this the news release has also provided the necessary contact details as well as the pass code to access the conference. This is as follows:

Toll-free (Canada/US) dial-in number: 1-877-413-4814

Local dial-in number: 613-960-7519

Passcode: 8007098#