Bathurst doctor speaks out against Extra-Mural privatization

A Bathurst doctor says she's against the provincial government's plan to hand over management of the province's Extra-Mural program to Medavie, even though the New Brunswick Medical Society voted to give the company a chance on Wednesday.

Dr. Edmonde Gionet says she's seen patients healed faster and without requiring hospitalization since the Extra-Mural program can into effect in the 1980's.

She tells ICI Radio-Canada she feels the changes would bog down a system that has already proven itself effective.

Gionet says there are too many unknowns and accuses the provincial government of a lack of transparency on the matter.

(with files from ICI Radio-Canada)