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Another doctor murdered in Mandeville

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2012 | 7:43 AM

Dave Lindo, Gleaner Writer

The central Jamaica town of Mandeville in Manchester is in shock over the killing of well-known radiologist, Dr Phillip Chamberlain.

Chamberlain was stabbed to death at his office in Mandeville last night.

According to reports, the Mandeville police received a call shortly before 9 pm about the incident.

Upon reaching Chamberlain’s business place, the Mandeville Radiology and Imaging Service (MRIS), located at Cobblestone Professional Centre, 1 Brumalia Road, the radiologist was found dead, lying face down.

The police are yet to establish the motive for the murder.

Several members of the medical fraternity along with residents of Mandeville last night rushed to the crime scene in disbelief.

Dr Peter Wellington, retired senior medical officer of the Mandeville Hospital said that Mandeville has lost a great man.

“This is a great lost, he was a good person, you could call for him anytime of the night and he would come out and help you,” Wellington said.

“He was one of the best in the business he did all the procedures. He was a pioneer in his own way as he started off the first independent radiology facility in Mandeville."

'Uncle Phil' as Chamberlain was called by many attended Howard University in the United States the same time as prominent politicians K D Knight, John Junor and the late Dr Percival Broderick.

He worked for many years in the United States and then returned to Jamaica where he was one of the principals of the Kingston Radiology.

He later relocated to Mandeville to set up MRIS which has been operating for over a decade.

Last month, another doctor, Clinton Lewis, was shot dead at his home in Mandeville.

Dr Lewis worked at the Black River hospital in St Elizabeth.