Premier Brian Pallister visited Flin Flon General Hospital Wednesday. When asked about the need for doctors he said he was impressed that we are getting two new doctors one of which already lives here. The Health Region says they are Doctor Sadia Lone who has been here since 2004 and has completed the International Medical Graduate Program and will start seeing patients next week and Doctor Irina Murug who starts September 4th. Pallister says they want to see more doctors in Manitoba. He explains for many years the strategy in the province was to go across to somewhere on the other side of the world and hope that someone would come over and stay but they weren’t staying very long so they’re focusing more on trying to upgrade the opportunities for Manitoba recruits to serve the people of the province and it’ll remain a challenge but one they’re addressing better than it has been in the past.
Pallister was also impressed with the upgrade underway in the Emergency Room noting improved services will attract people to the community.