Campbellton — Doctors Without Borders is interested in speaking with the family doctor at the centre of the recent COVID-19 outbreak in northern New Brunswick to discuss possible employment opportunities.
The doctor, who has yet to be identified, contracted the coronavirus outside the province and didn’t self-isolate when he returned. He is now been blamed for seven new cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton area the time of this writing, with that number expected to rise in the coming days.
In a phone interview with The Manatee, a Doctors Without Borders HR spokesperson said the organization became interested in interviewing the physician after learning he’d been suspended from practising medicine in New Brunswick.
“As a humanitarian group, Doctors Without Borders is very concerned by the impact of COVID-19 in countries with already fragile health systems. We have three very compelling reasons that this doctor should join our team:
- We need all the help we can get, and we understand he is now sitting at home collecting CERB benefits;
- Let’s be honest, if the comments of the local Newschaser groups are any indication, he’ll never be able to show his face in Campbellton again; and
- Most importantly, it’s obvious he sees borders the same way we do — as imaginary lines on a map that have no basis in reality and are to be ignored at all costs. He is literally our organization’s poster boy.”
There’s still no word on whether the doctor will be facing criminal charges on the matter or if that would impact his ability to work abroad.