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Long-serving Woodburn GP Dr Chanchal Marik will spend his last working day at his surgery just before Christmas. After serving the local community for 35 years and spending many months trying unsuccessfully to sell his practice, he feels there is no other option than closing the doors, an act he will undertake with sadness.

Chanchal graduated from Calcutta University in 1959 and completed surgical training in England before coming to Australia. After a stint in a Bondi, Sydney practice he responded to an advertisement to take over the Woodburn practice. In addition to his general practice he performed surgery at the Campbell Hospital and later the Casino & District Memorial Hospital.

His commitment and loyalty to the local community of Woodburn and surrounding district has been outstanding. He will be greatly missed by his patients, while the loss of a GP to a small rural community has implications both for access to medical services as well as local businesses more generally..

Chanchal is now seeking to sell all his medical equipment. The items are of high quality and are at bargain prices.