Government "hotline" Introduced to Find Doctors In Your Area

ONTARIO INTRODUCES “MD” HOTLINE

 The Ontario government has announced plans for a province wide hotline that would help people access medical doctors in their own areas.
 Health Minister David Caplan made the announcment this past week that the province of Ontario would institue a new province wide 1-800 number that will help to find a doctor for the more than 500,000 Ontarians who are presently without stable medical help.
 Ontario is the first province to come up with this sort of action plan for finding medical practitioners.
 Critics of the plan say that the new number will not do anything to ease the doctor shortage across the province and that  the only solution is to TRAIN MORE DOCTORS!

 
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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted January 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Why bother? The public can already access that type of information on the CPSO website.

  2. jim bender
    Posted January 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with that for sure. It’s just another waste of tax dollars in a time when we need smart thinking, not stupid spending.the real answer is to train more doctors for our marketplace in Ontario.It’s a doctor shortage, not an issue about people being unaware where the good doc is.
    Jim

  3. Anonymous
    Posted January 28, 2009 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    “Marketplace?” You make it sound like doctoring is an independent business. Doctor’s are essentially employees of the state. What they can do and how much they can be paid is regulated by politicians and bureaucrats. We train plenty of doctors. They’re working south of the border ………where they can practice medicine.


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