The last week after the formation of the new SNP Scottish Government is the 100th day.
Since returning to government, the SNP has not wasted any time in advancing our ambitious policy platform and taking bold steps which I hope Scotland A better, greener, more prosperous country.
Recovering from the epidemic is one of the Scottish Government’s top priorities.
Part of this recovery will ensure that our NHS is equipped to deal with the effects of epidemics, support our rehabilitation, and address our structural inequalities. Health Scotland faces service and long-term health challenges.
As part of our 100 Day Commitment, we’ve published an NHS Recovery Plan that addresses the need to increase capacity and innovate to tackle quakeback logs and put the NHS on a sustainable path to the future. Promises an additional 1 billion for. To eliminate inequalities in our health services and ensure that women receive the best possible care.
We have permanently eliminated charges in PFI Hospital car parks and eliminated dental charges for young people aged 18-25 – benefiting 600,000 young Scots across the country. have been.
The epidemic has had a huge impact on us. Education The system, too, needs to be adapted to the new routine of online learning for both children and teachers over the past year.
To support our education system and ensure that no child is deprived, we have provided funding to support 1,000 additional teachers and 500 students in schools across the country.
We have also fulfilled our commitment that three- and four-year-olds, and two-year-olds who need it most, will be entitled to more than 1,100 hours of free primary education and childcare each year. And we’ve started working to provide students in every school in Scotland – 700,000 children – with laptops or tablets.
And finally, the Scottish Government has taken the first step in establishing a public inquiry into epidemics – bringing to heart those who have been affected, and those who have lost loved ones through cowardice. Are
Listening to those who have experienced the heartbreaking situation of losing a loved one to covid in the last 18 months, we should all be reminded that this virus is a real and current threat.
Vaccines are still protecting against serious diseases, but we all need to be careful and act in a way that minimizes the risk of the virus spreading and spreading. There are still people who are eligible for the vaccine who have not yet received their jug.
If you are one of those people, I would urge you to visit your nearest drop-in center – and if you have any doubts about vaccination, go to any center anyway. The staff and volunteers there will be able to answer any of your questions and talk to you about the vaccination process.
As I have made clear, advancing Scotland through the Quad 19 epidemic is my top priority – but I also agree that we must look to the future, working differently to recover from the epidemic. With the desire to do, and acknowledge, “business as usual” is not as good as it has been in Scotland for the last 18 months.
Now to rebuild our economy, to support public services like our NHS, to help our young people who have faced significant obstacles in their education, and to protect the most vulnerable people in our society. Steps are needed.
I hope that the goals we have announced over the last three months will be significant progress for many of the people, families and communities who need the most help, and we need a big rebuild. This will allow you to prepare for the exercise that is ahead.
As part of this renewal, I was also pleased to confirm that the Scottish Government has entered into a co-operation agreement with the Scottish Green Party – meaning that, for the first time in British politics, the Green National Government I will enter
Importantly, our agreement with the Scottish Green Party is one that will meet the challenges and opportunities of our time. It’s about improving politics by focusing on consensus and cooperation – which in my experience is what most people want from their politicians after living through a global epidemic.
This cooperation is also necessary if we find the necessary solutions to the problems we are facing. World Today, such as climate change and recovery from coyotes. We have a lot of work to do in the years to come – which is why elected representatives must work together to provide better government and a better Scotland.
Next week, we will publish the Government Program – the Scottish Government’s next year’s legislative plan. It will continue the progress that has been made in the first 100 days, and will allow us to respond, recover and rebuild from the epidemic, and include policies that I know will help people We will keep our promises.