The numbers are more than concerning, with each month the province releasing data on the current crisis in health care coming out of overdoses and drug toxicity cases there are claiming the lives of far too many British Columbians.
Just last week, Sheila Malcolmson, the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions released a statement in the days following the May statistics, a tally which revealed that 195 people had lost their lives to a poisoned drug supply in that month alone.
“A devastating 195 people lost their lives to the poisoned drug supply in May. I’m grateful to everyone on the front lines of this public health crisis for their extraordinary efforts. Without them, B.C. would have lost more lives.
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