Dr. Muneer begins Tofield practice March 24

Doctor-March 18-14

Dr. M. Siraj Muneer is set to begin his medical practice in Tofield on Monday, March 24. Muneer made the announcement last Friday, telling the Tofield Mercury he will officially complete his medical assessment Monday, March 17, which is three months to the day from when it began.

However, instead of setting up his practice as originally expected in the Tofield Medical Clinic vacated by Dr. Marina Sapozhnikov last April, Muneer has chosen the Toliver Medical Clinic building to hang his shingle.

This clinic had been used most recently by Dr. A.A. Alarape before his move in 2011 to Sherwood Park, which started the dearth of doctors problem in the community.

There had been three doctors in Tofield before Alarape and Sapozhnikov left and precipitated a crisis for those who were now without a family doctor.

Much of the work fell to the remaining doctor, Dr. Hackett, and the hospital’s emergency hours were cut back to accommodate the loss of doctors to staff it… For more see the March 18/14 issue of the Tofield Mercury

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