February 21, 2006 23:59 ET

OPMEDIC GROUP Inc. Announces the Opening in April 2006 of its First Clinic Fully dedicated to Surgery


a healthcare-related services company providing facilities and
services to patients and surgeons, is pleased to announce the opening in April
2006 of its first OPMEDIC fully dedicated elective surgery clinic.

Based in the heart of the Cité de l'Avenir in the city of Laval (Québec),
OPMEDIC Laval will welcome patients on the third floor of a new built
building. The fitting-out of over 12,000 square feet includes four operating
rooms equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment, a pre and post-
operation evaluation center and consultation rooms for different surgery

First available surgical services will be in the field of general surgery
and will cover anal, digestive, dermal, mammary, biliary and hernial
pathologies. Surgical services in the field of urology and general gynecology
are already proposed at OPMEDIC Montreal facilities. All these surgeries are
covered by the Quebec Healthcare plan managed by the Régie de l'assurance
maladie du Québec (the "RAMQ"); all follow-up and visits are covered by the
RAMQ, as well as the medical procedure itself if the physician is
participating to the provincial healthcare plan regime. Thus, the physician
remains under the provincial healthcare plan regime even if he works with
OPMEDIC and he does not receive any other compensation. Any ancillary services
not provided by the physicians or services not covered by the RAMQ may be
billed to the patient i.e. medication, dressings or special nursing

Shortly after, OPMEDIC GROUP plans to assess the possible development of
a public-private partnership to expand its OPMEDIC Laval activities to target
surgeries in ophtalmology for the cataracts and in orthopaedics for the hip
and knee replacements. "This new position follows up the government's policy
paper "Garantir l'accès : un défi d'équité, d'efficience et de qualité"
presented by the Heath Minister Mr. Philippe Couillard on Feb. 16, 2006" said
Pierre St-Michel, President and CEO of OPMEDIC GROUP. Dr. St-Michel also
specified that "The management of OPMEDIC GROUP will study the possibility to
make with OPMEDIC Laval one of the first private affiliated clinics for
elective surgeries in Montreal's area".


OPMEDIC GROUP is a company incorporated under the laws of the Province of
Quebec which provides healthcare-related services including surgical
facilities and services to patients and surgeons (with its OPMEDIC division),
fertility treatments, medical imaging, laboratory services and diagnostic
procedures (with its PROCREA Cliniques division) and sperm banking services
(with its PROCREA Cryopreservation Centre subsidiary). OPMEDIC GROUP's Common
Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "OMG".

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or to solicitation
of an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer,
solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offerting would be
unlawful. This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that
reflect the current views and/or expectations of OPMEDIC GROUP with respect to
its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a
number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may
vary significantly.

The Content of this press release has not been approved by nor submitted
to the TSX which assumes no liability therefore.

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