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After years of planning and requesting, the City of Dauphin has some exciting news regarding a local infrastructure project!
 
Prairie Mountain Health has received official approval from Manitoba Health to release the Request for Proposals for the Dauphin Regional Health Centre's Emergency Department and Special Care Unit.
 
Mayor, Eric Irwin says that the planning has been going on for a couple years now, and today, they have asked for proposals in order to start the construction.
 
"They will be spending about four million dollars in order to build an MRI. For that to happen, the tenders went out for that in November, they came back, and we got information from the health authority that the numbers were a little high and they are working with the person who tendered in order to get that into budget and that process is expected to be completed shortly."
 
Irwin says the expansion and modernization of the Dauphin Regional Health Center's emergency department, along with the addition of the MRI and SCU units, will allow for a greater level of care for residents of the Parkland, and help avoid hundreds of annual trips to other communities for diagnostic testing.