Petition update

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Ali Mahdi
Pickering, Canada

Mar 31, 2020 — 

Dear supporters,

Thank you all for your continued support, enthusiasm, and dedication!

For now, we kindly request you all to write to the below-mentioned personals. Please change the title according to whom you're sending it to.

Email: Patty.Hajdu@canada.ca
The Honourable Patty Hajdu,
Minister of Health,
Government of Canada

AND/OR

Email:drtheresa.tam@canada.ca
Dr. Theresa Tam
Chief Public Health Officer
Public Health Agency of Canada

And do not forget to CC us at img.covid@gmail.com

If some sort of confusion has arisen, you’re more than welcome to contact us. And do not forget that together we can make a difference!


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International Medical Graduates in Canada should have the opportunity to assist with the COVID-19 response

Dear _____________,

The current COVID pandemic is underway in Canada, and our health care infrastructure is preparing for unprecedented stress on its resources. I believe IMGs in Canada are currently an underutilised skilled health resource and can prove to be invaluable in the present scenario.

At a time when Canada is taking all measures to respond to this situation, we ask that you allow IMGs to support our physicians in order to keep up a full-fledged response against the COVID pandemic.
They have petitioned the federal minister of health Patty Hajdu, which has garnered over 12,000 signatures, from across Canada, in a week. This demonstrates the widespread public support (myself included) for IMGs assisting with the COVID-19 response in Canada.

Furthermore, at a time when medical residents are being licensed early, retired physicians and those with lapsed licenses are being asked to re-register, it would be remiss to not include IMGs as a part of the contingency plans.

Sincerely,
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Link to petition: change.org/covid19IMG


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