Houston calling on Liberals to support
HALIFAX – Today in the Legislature, Progressive Conservative MLA for Pictou East, Tim Houston is calling on the Liberals to support a Provincial Lyme Disease Strategy.
The Bill being debated today was introduced by Houston last week. It would create a medical surveillance program to properly track incidence rates and associated economic costs of Lyme Disease.
“I am proud to be able to bring forward this long overdue legislation,” says Houston. “I’m calling on the Liberals to act swiftly and join the PC Caucus to take action on Lyme disease.”
Houston says the Act will create a provincial standard of care to reflect best practices for treatment. He has heard from many people across the province, who have been suffering due to Lyme disease.
“We must address the discrepancies in diagnosis and treatment,” says Houston. “”The Liberals should take advantage of the opportunity we have to learn more about combatting Lyme disease by supporting this legislation.”