Province Rejects Call to Probe Keewatin Yatthe

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at 22:18



The Saskatchewan Medical Association is under fire over its recent criticism of the Keewatin Yatthe Regional Health Authority.


Just yesterday, an executive member of northern Saskatchewan’s municipal lobby group blasted the SMA for openly questioning whether doctors should consider La Loche as a potential destination for work.


And now, the province’s assistant deputy health minister is entering the fray.


Lawrence Krahn says the SMA is not helping matters by offering constant criticism about the health region’s decision to reshape its working model for doctors.


As well, Krahn says a recent meeting with the board members in La Loche convinced him they have the best interests of their residents at heart.


Krahn adds the province has no intention of fulfilling a request by the SMA to launch a formal inquiry into the matter.