The FIQ and FIQP applaud the announcement to give additional funding to the Coopérative de solidarité SABSA but hopes the Quebec government will soon secure permanent funding for the clinic.
By granting this funding, Health Minister Danielle McCann is showing recognition for healthcare professionals’ contribution and expertise. These funds will enable the clinic to continue providing healthcare to a vulnerable and marginalized segment of the population and to the community. While this will provide relief to the clinic, certain challenges remain. The government announced $420,000 for the next three years alone but the Fondation SABSA still has to find $120,000 more for this year.
We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to enhance healthcare professionals’ independence in order to increase access to health care. The Coopérative de solidarité SABSA, which plays an essential role, is an elegant example as to why it’s not always necessary to consult a doctor. So, while SABSA funding is guaranteed for three years, it is absolutely crucial that its funding be secured once and for all.