TORONTO, June 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors would like to welcome
and congratulate the Honourable Eric Hoskins on his new role as
Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honourable Dipika Damerla on
her new role as Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
(Long-Term Care and Wellness) and Indira Naidoo Harris and John Fraser
on their new roles as Parliamentary Assistants to the Ministry of
Health and Long-Term Care.
"On behalf of Ontario's doctors I would like to extend a warm welcome to
Minister Hoskins and his team," said Dr. Ved Tandan, President of the
Ontario Medical Association (OMA). "It's an exciting time to be in
health care and we look forward to working with all of you to continue
building a better health care system for the patients of this
The OMA would also like to thank the Honourable Deb Matthews for her
hard work and contributions to Ontario's health care system and
patients during her time as Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. We
wish her well in her new role.
During the provincial election campaign the OMA surveyed all candidates
and parties about their support for six key policies to improve patient
care including strategies around: end of life, health human resources,
mental health, connectivity and communications, stronger tobacco
measures and obesity.
"We know that eighty-seven percent of Ontarians believe that health care
is an important issue," said Dr. Tandan. "Let's keep working together
to build a stronger health care system for all our patients - it's what
all Ontarians deserve."
SOURCE: Ontario Medical Association
For further information:
OMA Media Relations at (416) 340-2862 or 1-800-268-7215 ext. 2862