03/22/2016 13:53 EDT | Updated 03/23/2017 01:12 EDT

Manitoba Tories promise to look for ways to keep doctors in the province

SELKIRK, Man. — Manitoba Progressive Conservatives say a Tory government would work to find ways to keep more doctors from leaving the province.

Leader Brian Pallister says too many physicians are leaving for greener pastures in other provinces.

The party's plan contains few specifics other than a new doctor recruitment program that would include experts in hiring foreign physicians.

Pallister says he would also promote hometown doctors through education in local communities and do exit interviews with departing physicians to understand their reasons for leaving.

The commitment comes one day after Pallister promised to set up a review panel to look for ways to cut health-care wait times.

The Manitoba election is April 19.

The Canadian Press