Recruiting doctors tops roundabouts
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,