SaskParty Leader Brad Wall made several health care related promises Thursday on the campaign trail.
One of those promises is to allow Saskatchewan residents the option to pay privately for CT scans.
The SaskParty recently made the same switch for MRIs, and Wall thinks the initiative will shorten wait times.
“For every private scan that’s purchased or sold in the province, there’s really going to be two done, one for the client and one that will be allocated to the private system to help shorten that list.”
Wall also announced $250,000 of funding this year for CNIB’s post vision loss rehabilitation.
The party says it will reduce spending in health care administration to the tune of $7.5 million, and put the money saved into long term care.
Wall says they will change palliative care leave from two eight-week periods a year, to 26 weeks per year.
A promise to expand health care innovation in Northern communities was also made. This year, $500,000 would go toward a remote presence technology pilot project in Pelican Narrows.