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Castlegar looking for more doctors

Is Castlegar’s city-funded physician recruitment program paying off?

Councilor Sue Heaton-Sherstobitoff says it is as it has helped land two new doctors to the area, but more are needed.

Heaton-Sherstobitoff says retaining physicians is not a problem specific to Castlegar.

She would like to see more done by Interior Health to recruit doctors to our region and retain them.

She says a good step would be providing more incentives by lowering tuition fees for medical students as they are in demand.

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