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Pettapiece writes to health ministers about doctors in our region

Health Minister Deb Matthews boasted in the Ontario Legislature this week that there are now 5000 more doctors working in the province than a decade ago.

She added that the ‘doctors are going where they’re needed.’

Randy Pettapiece wants to know where exactly all these doctors have gone.

The Perth-Wellington MPP sought some clarification from the minister given that many local residents are still without a family doctor.

Pettapiece wrote to Matthews to ask three questions: how many of these 5,000 doctors practice in Perth-Wellington; of those, how many are family physicians; and does this account for population growth?

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