Governor Asks Coast Surgeons To Return To Work - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

01/30/03

Governor Asks Coast Surgeons To Return To Work

Karen Abernathy & David Elliott interview Governor Musgrove on WLOX News at Five. Karen Abernathy & David Elliott interview Governor Musgrove on WLOX News at Five.

Governor Musgrove won't call a state of emergency to deal with the surgeons' walkout. His solution is to get the surgeons who still have insurance back to work Friday.

That would give the state time to see what it can do to resolve the malpractice insurance worries that shut down several coast operating rooms.

Late Thursday afternoon, the Governor came to Gulfport. He met with doctors, hospital administrators and county leaders. Afterward, he stopped by the WLOX studios and explained his strategy.

"All the one's who do have coverage can go back to their offices. And that constitutes a number of them. And I've asked them to go back. As Governor I believe it's important for our citizens to have healthcare. I believe it's important for them to be able to do that. We will pledge ourselves to find a solution as quick as possible, which is the very solution I said we needed to do last fall, and that is to have a compensation fund to make sure we provide it, the insurance," Gov. Musgrove said.

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