Health Minister apologizes for spinal surgery delays
Instead, they turn to Shriners Hospitals in the U.S.
For one of the teens, Walid Khalfallah, the delays had heartbreaking consequences. He is now paralyzed from the waist down.
All week, Daybreak's requests for an interview with B.C. Health Minister Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, were turned down.
So Daybreak host, Chris Walker, caught up with the minister at a ground breaking ceremony for the Interior Heart and Surgical Centre in Kelowna.
Dr. MacDiarmid says she's sorry Khalfallah had to wait so long to get his surgery.
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