JMDA to take legal action against attackers
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.