Surgical Backlog Improves In Manitoba

Surgical Backlog Improves

WINNIPEG - A task force says it has cut the pandemic backlog for surgical and diagnostic procedures by about 30 per cent in Manitoba.

The Diagnostic and Surgical Recovery Task Force was established in December of 2021 to come up with a plan to address thousands of cases that had been delayed by to COVID-19.

Task force chair Dr. Peter Macdonald says the surgical backlog was reduced by 32 per cent, while the diagnostic backlog improved by 31 per cent, representing about 26,500 cases.

The task force says backlogs have been eliminated for cataract surgery, CT scans, ultrasounds, oral surgery, dentistry and six other areas but there are still wait-lists.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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