RM of Cartier council is offering a new physician rent-free office space in the Elie Medical Clinic.
CAO Anne Burns said council passed a resolution at its Aug. 12 meeting stating they will continue the agreement they had in place with part-time physician Dr. Jennifer Malmstrom. Malmstrom is ending her 11-year-old practice in Elie on Sept. 19, leaving Dr. Hossam Girgis as the sole doctor in the community.
At this time, it appears part-time medical service will be provided at the Elie Medical Clinic by staff from the Portage Clinic in Portage la Prairie. A spokesperson said a decision will be made by Sept. 23.