New Clinic To Bring Doctors to Yarmouth

first_imgResidents of the Yarmouth area will soon see their health-care services expand with the establishment of a new primary health care clinic at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Up to three medical graduates will work at the clinic, helping to serve the community. The approval to develop a clinic was announced today, Aug. 18, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac, while he visited the South West Nova District Health Authority. The idea was conceived by the district health authority, and is one of many initiatives being worked on by the Department of Health and the authority to address physician recruitment and retention efforts. “This clinic will bring much-needed services to residents who have been short of family doctors for far too long,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “It will improve access and is part of the solution to reduce wait times, by offering the right mix of services in the right location.” The medical practice will be led by a local physician, who will serve as mentor for two to three internationally-trained medical graduates. The doctors will be identified through the Clinical Assessment for Practice Program, launched in the province by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia in May. The program assesses the clinical skills of international medical graduate physicians, and provides successful candidates with a defined licence to practice medicine in Nova Scotia under the guidance of an experienced physician mentor. “The goal of the clinic is to support physicians, trained in other countries, in learning about our health system so that they can set up practice in our communities,” said Blaise MacNeil, CEO of the health authority. “Our intention is to support these doctors while they progress through the program, and then keep them in the community.” “I’m excited that we’ve been able to develop such a unique solution to fill a need in this community,” said Mr. MacIsaac. “This would not have been possible without the department receiving support from the district, local doctors, and the community.” The clinic will be set up at Yarmouth Regional Hospital and is expected to be operational by February 2006. In addition to the new doctors and their mentor, over time the clinic will include other primary health care providers.last_img read more

Hundreds arrested in India during Lanka protests

Led by U. Kannan, headquarters secretary of the TVK, staged a demonstration in front of the Salem Railway Junction, raising slogans highlighting the demands. The Indian police have arrested hundreds of cadre of the Tamilaga Valvurimai Katchi (TVK) when they attempted to picket the trains in Salem city and two other centres in the district in Tamil Nadu yesterday demanding an international probe into the alleged massacre of innocent Tamils during the military offensive by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.They also demanded the Centre to implement the resolutions adopted by the Tamil Nadu Assembly on this issue, The Hindu newspaper reported. They came in a procession from Kalai Maadu statue and staged a demonstration. All the protestors were released later in the day, police sources said. (Colombo Gazette) The State Assembly recently asked the Centre to move a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for an international probe into the alleged war crimes and genocide in the final phase of the civil war in Sri Lanka. Later, they attempted to enter the Railway Junction, when the police prevented and took about 350 of them into preventive custody.The TVK cadre attempted similar rail roko agitation in Omalur and Magudanchavadi Railway stations too. The police arrested 330 at Omalur and another 332 at Magudanchavadi, police source said.Meanwhile, the cadre of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) staged a demonstration in front of the head post office in the city demanding international probe into the massacre of innocent Tamils in the island.In Namakkal, cadre of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhatgam staged a demonstration in front of the Anna statue in the town. In Erode, over 150 members of the TVK were arrested when they attempted picketing at the Railway Junction. read more