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JMDA to take legal action against attackers

Published:Thursday | February 19, 2015 | 2:11 AM

The Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) has served a warning that it is now prepared to take legal action against persons who assault its members.

The warning comes in the wake of a reported incident at the Linstead Hospital, in St Catherine, on Tuesday, in which a woman allegedly assaulted a female doctor.

A member of the JMDA executive, Dr Minzi Fitz-Henley, says security personnel had to intervene to rescue the doctor from her attacker.

 

While not providing figures, Dr. Fitz-Henley says there have been numerous attacks against doctors in recent times.

And she says despite many reports to the relevant authorities, nothing has been done.

Dr. Fitz-Henley says the association is now seeking legal advice to determine what recourse is available to doctors who are attacked while performing their duties.

 

JMDA executive member, Dr Minzi Fitz-Henley.