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Regional health authority boss to get report on 'missing' doctor

Published:Friday | August 26, 2016 | 8:51 PM
Wayne Chen ... has taken note of the numerous efforts of the Mandeville Regional Hospital to contact the 'missing' doctor.

The chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Wayne Chen says he expects to get a report from the Mandeville Regional Hospital come Monday on the case of the doctor who had been reported missing for the past three weeks.

The doctor, 28-year-old Chanique Cousins, was reported missing by her hospital colleagues on August 1 after she failed to turn up at work.

Four days earlier, she had reportedly called the hospital to inform that she was unable to attend work on that day as she had to deal with a family emergency.

For the subsequent weeks, the police unsuccessfully issued several appeals for help to locate the doctor and her boyfriend, 42-year-old Winston Davidson, a teacher of a prominent high school in Kingston, who had also disappeared.


IN PHOTO: Chanique Cousins

But the head of the Manchester Police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell told The Gleaner/Power 106 News this morning, that during a routine police check in the woman's community of Mike Town in the parish yesterday, it was discovered that the couple had returned home.

 

Head of the Manchester Police, Superintendent Vendolyn Cameron-Powell

She says the couple did not provide a reason for their disappearance only saying they were never missing.

Contacted this afternoon, Chen, who is overseas, said he had noted the police report.

He also said he has taken note of the numerous efforts of the hospital to contact the 'missing' doctor.