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Health Minister Terry Lake addresses closure of Fort St John walk-in clinic

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On April 30, the Fort St John Medical Clinic will close its walk-in clinic. Dr. Paul Mackey says the decision was made because doctors at the clinic no longer have enough time to care for their own patients, and that the number of doctors in the city has been declining as the population grows.

Terry Lake is the province's health minister. He says the province is working hard to attract and retain doctors in rural communities, and the problems are not limited to Fort St John.

"It's not as easy as just snapping your fingers," he says of trying to fill the gaps.

Listen to the full interview with Terry Lake below:

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