Friday, April 19, 2024

Jamaican police charge unlicensed doctor

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Kingston east police are to lay charges against a “fake” doctor who has allegedly been operating in the Mountain View area for a number of years.According to Deputy Superintendent H.E. Williams of the Elletson Road police, the man was held during the curfew which was imposed on sections of east Kingston on Tuesday and was expected to be charged by detectives yesterday after being held along Mountain View Avenue.His vehicle was reportedly stopped and during a search medical equipment was allegedly found.This arose the suspicions of the police who decided to conduct further checks which led them to the home of the man. During a subsequent search of that premises, other medical equipment along with a stash of pharmaceutical items were also allegedly found.It was later revealed that he was not licensed to be a doctor and was actually urged by the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) to desist from the practice but ignored the warning.According to police sources the man ran his business like any certified doctor would. They claim a number of patients’ files were found at the premises during the search.Meanwhile, a number of residents from Mountain View Avenue expressed shock at hearing that the man was operating illegally. Though none admitted to soliciting his services, they all claimed to knowing of someone who had done so before and even claimed their ailments were taken care of.One resident went as far as to describe the man as a nice fellow who nobody would have guessed was operating illegally.
 
(The Weekend Star)

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