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.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu,
Minister of Health,
Government of Canada

Dr. Theresa Tam
Chief Public Health Officer
Public Health Agency of Canada

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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!


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.


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