On Air Now More Weekends Midnight - 10:00am
Now Playing Burton Cummings My Own Way To Rock

Stevens Calls on Ford Government to Fix COVID-19 Testing Mess

Photo Credit: Jennie Stevens MPP Facebook page, @jenniestevensmpp

The NDP MPP for St. Catharines is calling on the province to clean up the COVID-19 testing mess.

Jennie Stevens brought it up in the Ontario legislature yesterday

She says people in Niagara now have to wait up to four days just to get a call back from a COVID-19 Assessment Centre.

"A resident in St. Catharines is trying to get a COVID-19 test to see her dying grandmother in a nursing home. She called a pharmacy but was told she couldn't get a test until October 23rd. Under distress she called the Niagara assessment centre last Friday, and the voice mail said they would return her message in 48 hours. The time it takes to get a return call has since doubled. A Niagara resident now have to wait three to four days."

More from Local News