The provincial government says 54 new doctors have been hired to provide primary health care in communities across the province.
They’re the first newly-graduated doctors hired under a new incentive plan designed to solve the shortage of family physicians.
The new hires will be paid a base rate of 296-thousand dollars a year, plus a 25-thousand-dollar signing bonus.
There’s also assistance to help pay off student debt.
B-C health officials say talks continue with more than 60 other physicians.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire