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Trinidad government investigating reports relating to former Michael Jackson’s doctor

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Dr Conrad Murray

PORT-OF-SPAIN (CMC):

The Trinidad and Tobago government says it is investigating reports that the Grenada-born cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray, who in 2011 was convicted and jailed for the involuntary manslaughter death of pop legend Michael Jackson, is attending to patients at a local private medical facility without the requisite medical licence.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said it is liaising with the Council of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago on the matter.

The Ministry of Health said in the statement that according to the Medical Board Act, Chapter 29:50, the Council of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago is responsible for the registration/licensure of medical practitioners and the enforcement against persons who are not duly registered/licensed but purport to practise medicine.

It said that notwithstanding, in order to ensure the safety of the public, the Ministry of Health was investigating the matter and was liaising with the council in this respect.

The release said further enquiries into this matter should be directed to the Council of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.

Over the last weekend, the Sunday Newsday reported that Murray had been attending to patients at a private medical facility in central Trinidad.

Jackson was found dead in 2009 and an autopsy later revealed deadly amounts of the drug propofol, which is a short-acting, intravenous anaesthetic used to put patients to sleep during hospital procedures.