Murdo has warned of a “ticking timebomb” of cancer cases in Fife.
His call comes after the latest statistics show that only 79% of patients in Scotland were seen within the 62-day standard set by the SNP. Their aim is for 95% of patients to fall within the 62-day maximum from urgent suspicion of cancer referral to first cancer treatment.
The SNP have not met this target since the end of 2012.
In Fife, only 82.3% of patients were seen within two months of being referred.
Murdo says that these delays are harming patients’ chances of survival, and SNP Ministers’ continued inaction is putting lives at risk in Fife.
Commenting, Murdo Fraser MSP said: “These figures are deeply concerning in Fife.
“After the pandemic, we are facing a ticking timebomb of cancer cases in the Kingdom.
“These devastating delays are only harming patients’ chances of survival. The earlier the diagnosis, the better the chance of survival for patients in Fife. These waits are unacceptable, yet patients in the region continue to see no solutions from Humza Yousaf.”
Mr Fraser continued: “The SNP have failed to hit cancer treatment time targets for almost a decade, so can’t hide behind Covid.
“Patients in Fife need to see urgent action so that they are treated as quickly as possible.”