Lumpy officials are looking at ways to retain and attract physicians in the community.

Lumpy officials are looking at ways to retain and attract physicians in the community.

Lumby continues to investigate acquiring doctors’ clinic

Members of council met recently with provincial representatives

Lumby politicians want a more active role in health care.

Members of council met recently with provincial representatives to discuss the poor condition of the government-owned building used by doctors.

“They will get a hold of us soon and we will try to develop a plan where the village or the Lumby Health Services Society runs it,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

“They are seriously committed to working with us on the issue.”

Recently, the government increased the rent doctors must pay to use the building and there have been concerns about maintenance of the structure.

Acton says the clinic is critical if Lumby is going to retain and attract physicians.

“It’s one way to have control over medical services in the community,” he said.

The government purchased the building from the village for $1 many years ago.