Re­cruit­ing doc­tors tops round­abouts

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

Sev­eral weeks ago, yet an­other friend men­tioned that his fam­ily physi­cian was re­tir­ing and he was fac­ing the prospect of land­ing on the in­fa­mous “list.” Now, sig­nif­i­cantly, this com­ment came as we were avoid­ing the con­struc­tion of the lat­est in the se­ries of im­be­cil­i­ties known as round­abouts.

And the thought oc­curred to me that if the mil­lions which are find­ing their way into the pock­ets of mem­bers of the P.E.I. Road­builders, for the con­struc­tion of com­pletely un­nec­es­sary traf­fic con­trol de­vices, were to be avail­able for physi­cian re­cruit­ment, we might be able to at­tract more doc­tors to this prov­ince (bear­ing in mind that our sis­ter Mar­itime prov­inces are in com­pe­ti­tion with us, so the prospect has to be even more at­trac­tive).

Suf­fice it to say that if the mil­lions spent on the con­struc­tion we were try­ing to avoid had been put into physi­cian re­cruit­ment, my friend might not have to worry about be­ing on the “list.”

Past time for a mora­to­rium on non­sense.

David M. Bul­ger,

Corn­wall

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