Over 800 Placencia residents have signed a petition to have the contract of a medical doctor with NHI renewed. The doctor received a letter on March 4 saying that his contract would be terminated as of March 16th. Residents say the doctor has been in the village for 14 years and they donít see why he should have to leave. Copies of the petition were sent to CEO in the Ministry of Health and the residents say they are awaiting a response.