Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced on Friday that his party would spend $1.5 billion to buy new medical imaging equipment if re-elected.
According to Scheer, the Conservative government would buy MRI and CT machines to replace aging ones. They are focusing on reducing the excessive wait times for screening tests, which costs the economy billions of dollars.
Scheer also promised that his party will maintain and increase the Canada Health Transfer to provide long-term health-care funding to the provinces and territories.
Scheer said that with Canada’s aging population, the demand for such exams will only increase so it’s important to invest in medical imaging equipment to provide better healthcare services.