A petition asking for more doctors in B.C. is hoping to collect 300,000 signatures.
According to Director of Walk-in Clinics of B.C. Mike McLoughlin, the number was chosen because that’s how many people don’t have a family doctor.
The petition, set to launch this Friday, is calling on Victoria to change up rules and regulations.
“There’s about 290 vacancies remaining unfilled in the province. We need them trained, recruited and retained to British Columbia.”
The petition calls on the government to remove the ‘daily volume cap.’
“After 50 patients, the Doctor can’t bill for the full amount, he can only bill for half the amount between 50 and 65 patients, and after that, they can’t bill.”
Last week, McLoughlin told CKNW 45 walk-in medical clinics shut its doors since 2010.