Saskatchewan Increasing “Doctor Incentive” Dollars

Premier Scott Moe used his address to the SARM convention in Saskatoon to announce a larger bonus for doctors who work in rural areas.

Under a plan launched in 2013, new doctors would be paid a bomus of 46-thousand dollars to work in Rural areas. Now, the government is increasing that to 200 thousand dollars for five years service in a rural area.

“This is going to help us attract doctors to rural communities across the province.” Moe said.  “Our government recognizes the challenge of attracting doctors to rural and remote areas of the province, and this increased incentive will enhance our ability to attract more rural physicians and meet that challenge.”

The government did not release any information on the number of doctors recruited under the old scheme.

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