Sun | Nov 28, 2021

Medical doctor, Jephthah Ford, has died

Published:Sunday | March 28, 2021 | 11:21 AMRomario Scott- Gleaner Writer
Dr Jephthah Ford (file photo).

Well-known medical doctor, Jephthah Ford, has died.

He died this morning, The Gleaner understands. 

Ford had been involved in several high-profile cases, including the case of Jodian Fearon, the young mother who died hours after giving birth at the Spanish Town Hospital in April 2020.

He contested the 1989 and 1993 General Election for the People’s National Party in St Andrew North Western. He was defeated by Derrick Smith of the Jamaica Labour Party on both occasions.

Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport said she is saddened by his passing.

"We have lost a Jamaican who truly cared about our people and their well-being," she said. 

In 2017, Grange had appeared as a character witness for Ford at his sentence hearing, following his conviction on corruption charges. She had pleaded that he be spared jail time. He was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison.  

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