By Morinville News Staff
Morinville – In their third press release in a month, the Morinville and District Chamber of Commerce (MDCC) is now calling on the community to pull together to procure a full-time doctor for Morinville.
At a recent Chamber discussion the Board agreed unanimously that they would like to “support government, business, and the medical community to attract and retain a full-time physician for the citizens of Morinville.
“Morinville needs a broader community effort to attract full-time family physicians in the wake of our continued growth and aging demographics,” said MDCC President, Simon Boersma in a release late Wednesday afternoon. “The MDCC wants to assist.”
The Chamber believes well-trained Canadian doctors are in high demand and that competition for their services is intense. They believe businesses and residents would benefit from a full-time physician through increased productivity, a safer community, and an overall better way of life.
Without delving into any specifics in the release, the Chamber says they believe the goal of obtaining a doctor can materialize, and plan to issue a five-step plan in the coming months.
The Chamber sees the move as part of their overall advocacy for the betterment of their member businesses by promoting the Chamber’s district as a leading business centre, one supports, expands, and diversifies business opportunities by cooperating with others.