In the Vancouver Sun today, two of Vancouver’s prominent mayors Philip Owen and Larry Campbell, make a strong case (and plead!) to the Harper/Conservative Government that Vancouver’s Insite, North America’s only Safe Injection Site, stay open and have sustained funding! In addition, today marks 5 years Insite has been open. Here’s another article from today’s Vancouver Sun on doctors rallying for Insite:
As a Vancouverite, health care worker and an East of Main resident, I think this is indeed what needs to happen. InSite has saved lives (by reducing overdose deaths, reducing HIV/AIDS and Hep C transmission), saved costs (by avoiding expensive hospital costs), and is helping people get to care that they need.