CPAP devices are used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a respiratory condition that many experts believe puts patients at greater risk for severe COVID-19 and subsequent hospitalization or death. Early studies
indicate that CPAP treatment may help decrease the underlying condition and manage COVID-19 symptoms.
The funding cuts will force a trickle-down effect, causing many small, main street businesses to close their doors and leave gaps in care. The impact will be felt particularly hard in rural communities that depend on local clinics, where equitable access to healthcare services is already a significant issue and businesses have been hit hard by pandemic restrictions. Patients depend on these clinics to provide a range of respiratory services, including home oxygen.
As Ontarians struggle to recover from COVID-19 and lockdowns, we can’t afford to lose these businesses or risk gaps in care for current and future respiratory patients. As many recovering from COVID-19 struggle with long term symptoms, we can’t afford to lose equitable, reliable access to respiratory healthcare.
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