Linstead doctor attacked, union threatens lawsuit
The Jamaica Medical Doctors Association (JMDA) says it is now prepared to take legal action against persons who assault their 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.
She says despite numerous reports to the relevant authorities nothing has been done about it.
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.