The NDP is raising concerns about surgery wait times in Saskatchewan.
Opposition leader Ryan Meili says in less than 3 years, the number waiting over 3 months for surgery has grown by 7 thousand people.
He says these are people in pain with diminished quality of life and unable to work.
But Premier Scott Moe says the province has invested heavily in health care and introduced private surgery clinics.
Moe says private clinics have completed more than 69 thousand surgeries in Saskatchewan.
He says compared to the NDP, those waiting more than 18 months is down 87 percent, and those waiting more than 3 months is down 41 percent or 62 hundred patients.