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Selinger Commits to Hire 200 More Doctors

September 14, 2011 10:41 AM | News

Greg Selinger (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba’s NDP pledged Wednesday to hire 200 more doctors and 50 more physician assistants over the next four years at a cost of $77.3 million.

Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement on the U of M’s Bannatyne Campus, also unveiling a plan to create 22 more medical residencies, including 16 residencies in family medicine, plus six more in medical specialties. The residences come with a price tag of $1.9 million and is part of an earlier announcement made on the campaign trail to provide $24 million in health care training.

“Health care is our top priority, just as it is for Manitobans,” Selinger said. “The only person who doesn’t get that is Hugh McFadyen. By missing the mark by over $100 million yesterday the PCs have once again proven that health care is not their top priority.”