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Manchester health authorities cautious in dealing with 'missing' doctor said to be unwell

Published:Monday | August 29, 2016 | 8:09 PM
Chen ... authorities are being cautious as the young doctor, Chanique Cousins, is not in the "best of health".

Sherine Williams, Gleaner Writer

The chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Wayne Chen says health authorities in Manchester have started discussions with the young doctor who recently returned home, three weeks after she and her 42-year-old boyfriend were reported missing.

But Chen says the authorities are being cautious as the young doctor Chanique Cousins is not in the "best of health".

 

Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Wayne Chen


IN PHOTO: Dr Chanique Cousins

At the same time, Chen says Cousins could face disciplinary action since she didn't inform anyone when she failed to show up for work.

But he says the correct actions will only be taken once the young doctor recovers and a formal investigation has been done.

  

Chairman of the Southern Regional Health Authority, Wayne Chen

Cousins, 28, was reported missing by her colleagues at the Mandeville Regional Hospital on August 1 after she didn't show up for work.

Her boyfriend, Winston Davidson, a Corporate Area teacher, was also reported missing.

However, last week, the couple was found at Cousin's home in Manchester during a routine police check.

The police say Cousins told them that she was never missing.