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Premier outlines strategy to add 100 new doctors to Manitoba’s health-care system

The province has set a goal of hiring 100 new doctors this year as part of a broader plan to bolster Manitoba’s health-care system.

Premier Wab Kinew and Health Minister Uzoma Asagwara made the announcement Thursday at Grace Hospital.

Kinew says the province is investing $309.5 million towards staff recruitment, retention and training, which includes increased funding for physician recruitment and medical residency spots by 38 per cent.

The announcement is part of a promise made in the 2024 budget, which pledged to hire 1,000 new health-care workers this year.

The province says hiring physicians is one part of its strategy to improve the overall health-care system by retaining, recruiting and training more workers with new training seats, streamlined licensing for internationally educated health-care workers and community recruitment.

This is a developing story. More details to come. 

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