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Group Seeks More Doctors to Delta Region

JULY 28, 2004 - Posted at 5:26 p.m. CDT


LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee and federal officials gathered at the Arkansas Capitol this afternoon to tout a program that recruits doctors to impoverished regions.

The Delta Region Authority applied for and received permission from the federal government to issue visa waivers for foreign doctors will to work in the Mississippi Delta.

The authority is an eight-state coalition that works to improve economic conditions in the Delta.  State Health Director Faye Boozman said the visa program will further the state's efforts to recruit doctors.

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