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Health personnel on duty during Tivoli operation may face Enquiry

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 9:41 AM

The Chairman of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry, Sir David Simmons has signaled his intention to bring health personnel who were on duty at the time of the Tivoli operation in May 2010 before the commission.



Sir David’s comments follow statements at the commission yesterday by 18-year-old Kishonna Gordon.



The teen, who was 13 years old at the time of the operation, testified that she was shot by soldiers on May 24, 2010.



She says she was turned away by the hospital's staff who told her that it was not compulsory for bullets to be removed.



Gordon says a nurse then put cotton and tape on her wounds and told her to leave.



A medical report cited by the chairman of the Commission confirmed that the teen had two bullet wounds to her leg when she visited the hospital, but was still discharged.



According to Simmons, the report showed that Gordon returned to KPH the following day with “worsening pain and swelling to the right thigh and low-grade fever” and it was only then that she was “admitted to surgery”.



Chairman of the West Kingston Enquiry, Dr David Simmons.



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