Friday, June 23, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Doctor calls on gov’t to reverse podiatry services cut

Crystal Schick/Times-Herald

Dr. Ata Stationwala poses for a photo in his
office at Providence Place in Moose Jaw.
By Lisa Goudy

Moose Jaw’s only podiatrist believes the provincial government’s decision to cut funding to podiatry services effective July 1 will result in patients losing limbs.

“There’s no question that the community here needs the service. From a business standpoint, I’m going to have no issues maintaining the clinic,” said Dr. Ata Stationwala.

“My concern is it’s going to be a clinic that’s now going to be for the elite, those who can afford the services. A lot of times the people who need the services the most are the people that don’t have the fiscal means to come after the service. So it’s a challenge for sure. I am very much concerned about some of my patients who are going to end up losing legs because of these changes.”

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