‘Unconscionable’: Fake posters promise family doctors in B.C. community – CTV

Feb. 29, 2024

Posters have been plastered across the Vancouver Island community of Esquimalt since last weekend, falsely promising residents they can sign up for a family doctor by emailing the municipal hall.

So far, more than 150 people have been duped into contacting the township.

Esquimalt Mayor Barb Desjardins said the emails are from residents who are “desperate for family doctors” – and contain their personal information.

“It is a hoax that is unconscionable in my mind,” Desjardins said Wednesday.

Desjardins said it’s unclear who put the posters up, or why, but said the reaction speaks to the public confusion around how to obtain a family doctor.

Some responses also highlighted frustration with B.C.’s online Health Connect Registry system, which is supposed to help people find a primary care provider in their community.

Read more: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/unconscionable-fake-posters-promise-family-doctors-in-b-c-community-1.6788709

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