June 18, 2014 8:43 pm

24 new doctors seeing patients in Saskatchewan

Just what the doctor ordered: 24 new physicians practicing in Saskatchewan.

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SASKATOON – Saskatchewan has 24 new doctors practicing and another 21 are being assessed.

The Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment tests international doctors to make sure they meet Canadian standards before starting to practice here.

One of the new practicing doctors, Dr. Nermeen Yousef, is a family physician who will work in Fort Qu’Appelle.

Tim McMillan, minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health, said there are 400 more doctors practicing in the province than there were seven years ago.

Since 2011, 134 new doctors have completed the assessment process and began practices in Saskatchewan.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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