According to Quebec emergency room doctors, the situation at emergency departments across the province has gotten out of hand due to an upsurge of infections such as COVID-19 and influenza. The doctors' union claims that the situation in all emergency departments in the province is severe, and the government's passivity persists. Union president Marie-Maude Cotter accused the health sector of being entirely broken, even though all ministers' attention is concentrated on Bill 15 and the restructuring of the health care system. Overcrowding in emergency rooms causes death. According to estimates, one out of every 82 individuals admitted to the emergency room dies. Doctors also claim that most hospitals are operational.