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View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My questions are for Shelita Dattani.
The overuse or misuse of antimicrobials has arisen from different causes, including over-prescribing by doctors, failure by patients to complete a course of antibiotics as prescribed, and the medical and non-medical use of antibiotics. According to Antimicrobial Stewardship Canada's brief, about 23 million antimicrobial prescriptions are written every year. The brief says that 30% to 50% of the prescriptions are not necessary. It is costing lots of money, $70 million to $80 million. It boggles my mind when I see this happening.
You said your organization has done something, like education. Have you worked with other health care providers like the CMA or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada? What steps have you taken to correct this unnecessary over-prescribing?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
What steps has your organization taken to support patient compliance with respect to the use of antibiotics as prescribed?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
My next question is for you.
The upfront cost here is maybe 30% to 50% of $70 million to $80 million for unnecessary prescriptions. These are prescribed, and patients take them. Are there any side effects? What kind of cost is there to society for this?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
You can answer it and—
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Dr. Morris.
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Thank you.
According to the World Bank—
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Very quickly? Okay.
They are talking about trillions of dollars if we don't do anything about this microbial resistance. To what extent has your organization been engaged in the development of the federal government's pan-Canadian framework on this?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
What are the critical components in the framework?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
What are the critical components in the framework to address this?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Thank you.
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I think when we are doing two-hour blocks, instead of having four witnesses we could probably have six witnesses. That would give 12 witnesses in four-hour blocks. Then we could hear 24 witnesses in one day, if bringing in more witnesses is a concern.
How many did we have here today?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Yes.
Those are my comments. Thank you.
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Thank you.
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
My questions are for the CBSA. Your agency is seeking $41.6 million to support a targeted admission of 300,000 immigrants under the government's 2017 plan. Is that enough money to process those applications in an orderly fashion? Is there a time frame for that?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
Is there a time frame for security clearance, for example, such that it has to be done within two years or a certain period of time?
View Darshan Singh Kang Profile
Ind. (AB)
That's what I'm getting at, how long a complex situation should take. Is it two years, three years, four years, five years? What would be a reasonable time? I have a couple of applications from gentlemen who have been waiting for seven or eight years. I don't think that's justified. It's uncalled for.
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