The City of Greater Geraldton claims to have “worked through the issues” with Mullewa’s only GP Dr Nalini Rao, whose position has been in limbo during the past fortnight. On Wednesday, Mayor Shane Van Styn said both the city and Dr Rao were working together to maintain vital health services in the Mullewa community. “We look forward to continuing this relationship into the future,” he said. “We are disappointed that we as a local government have to provide health services, which is a primary responsibility of the State Government.” Dr Rao tendered her resignation recently after ongoing power problems affected her ability to run her practice. The resignation was rescinded the next day after talks with the city. However, on Monday Dr Rao told the Geraldton Guardian she had asked the city to advertise her position. “But (I) will endeavour to stay for as long as I can until a replacement doctor is found,” she said. “My intention is to not leave the community without medical cover and would be willing to work with the city in finding a replacement”. In her original Facebook post announcing she was quitting in protest, Dr Rao said the power issues would “break the camel’s back soon” and she was “done being resilient” as frequent outages were causing her to lose business and put her medical licence at risk, with certain medication needing to remain refrigerated. Dr Rao has been Mullewa’s sole GP for almost seven years, but also acts as an emergency doctor and ambulance volunteer. Her practice includes the town’s only pharmacy. When contacted on Thursday, staff at Dr Rao’s practice declined to comment about the current status of her position, except to say “everything was OK”.