Member for Barker, Tony Pasin says his petition for a MRI machine in the Riverland is gaining significant traction with over 2000 signatures in the first two weeks.
The petition aims to show the need for a MRI licence for the Riverland that would see Medicare subsidised MRIs available to Riverland residents without the need to travel to Adelaide or Mildura.
“If successful in this campaign, an MRI in the Riverland will see patients taking 3,000 less trips to Adelaide or Mildura. That would be a great outcome for Riverland residents,” said Mr Pasin.
Mr Pasin is encouraging Riverland residents to sign the petition for a Riverland MRI service at his website at http://www.tonypasin.com/mri-petition/
Hard copies of the petition have been distributed around the Riverland and can be found at;
Berri Medical Clinic, Berri Newsagency, Berri Senior Citizens Club, Berri Bowling Club, Berri Town Chemist
Office of Tim Whetstone MP
Loxton Heath Centre, Loxton Main St Pharmacy, Loxton Waikerie Council
Priceline, United Discount Chemist, the Health Haven, Dimples Boutique
Barmera Medical Clinic
Loxton Waikerie Council (Strangman Road)
The petition will run until the end of October.
Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466