Falher proposes plan to entice physician to medical clinic

Richard Froese
South Peace News

A plan to recruit a physician to practise in the Falher Medical Clinic has been initiated.

At its regular meeting Dec. 14, Town of Falher council tabled a decision for a request for funding from the Community Association for Professional Services [CAPS], a not for profit group that manages and assists with the operation of the Falher Medical Clinic.

Currently, the clinic has been without a physician and staff for months, CAO-in-training James Bell says.

However, CAPS is spearheading a new initiative to bring medical services back to clinic for the area on a continued basis.

The Town has decided to assist CAPS for a period of six months.

“We are waiting to see what the other municipalities contribute before giving our contribution a firm dollar amount,” Bell says.

The request will return to the next council meeting Jan. 11, 2021.

A funding request has also been forwarded to the M.D. of Smoky River, the Town of McLennan, the Village of Donnelly and the Village of Girouxville.

The M.D. has approved $10,000 while the Town of McLennan and anf Village of Girouxville denied the request, were decisions reported at the Town of McLennan meeting on Dec. 14.

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