Doctor killed outside home

A 75-year-old medical doctor and former director on the medical board was shot dead outside his Wallerfield home early this morning.

The doctor has been identified as Vin Sein Chiang.

Investigators say that Chiang was leaving to go to his medical office when he was accosted by two men at Lovers Lane.

A struggle ensued and he was later shot.

His attackers then ran off.

Police have no motive for his killing at this time.

Ailing lawyer claims radiation poisoning

An at­tor­ney is claim­ing she suf­fered ra­di­a­tion poi­son­ing at a pop­u­lar pri­vate nurs­ing home in San Fer­nan­do af­ter un­der­go­ing a CT scan.

Cher­ry-Ann Ra­jku­mar, 42, ac­com­pa­nied by her hus­band Mar­vin Ram­nar­ine held a sec­ond protest in three days call­ing for the nurs­ing home, which has not ac­cept­ed li­a­bil­i­ty, to re­lease the ma­chine’s logs.

Ra­jku­mar said the logs will as­sist her doc­tors in de­ter­min­ing the ex­act lev­el of the ra­di­a­tion she was ex­posed to so they could ad­min­is­ter the ap­pro­pri­ate treat­ment.

Ministry: Cuban doctors being deployed to all operational hospitals in T&T

The Ministry of Health says Cuban paediatricians are among some of the medical personnel who will soon be deployed to health facilities in Trinidad and Tobago to provide health services.

This forms part of the Technical Cooperation Agreement in Healthcare between this county and the Republic of Cuba.

The Ministry says these medical practitioners will work in health facilities which are currently operational within the public health sector.

Doctor found dead in Cunupia home with bullet wound to head

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of a doctor in Cunupia yesterday.

Dr Peter Pedro, 41, was found he was found with a single bullet wound to his head at his Ramkhalawan Trace, Cunupia home.

Reports indicate that residents heard an explosion around 10 am but it was only when they went looking for him later, that they discovered the doctor lying motionless in the house with a bullet wound to his head.

Police say a gun was found near to the doctor and several bottles of alcoholic drinks were also in the room.

Doctor freed of rape charge after 15 years

Fifteen years after a patient accused him of rape, Dr Shauffie David Ali, the owner and medical director of Gulf View Medical Centre, was yesterday found not guilty.

As he walked out of the San Fernando High Court after being acquitted on two sex charges, Ali said, “I have a smile on my face. I feel good.”

Ali, 71, a gynaecologist, did not want to comment further.

Ali went on trial earlier this month before Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas in the Second Criminal Court charged with grievous sexual assault and rape.

Jackson’s ex-doctor fights for T&T license

Interventional cardiologist Dr Conrad Murray seems heading for a legal battle with the Medical Board of T&T (MBTT) over the continuation of his membership in order to practise here.

Murray had queried from the MBTT whether his membership was valid since May last year, as he is desirous of practising here.

But yesterday, Murray told the Sunday Guardian, “Neither my attorneys nor myself ever received a response from the Medical Board to date.”

NCRHA probes assault of doctor at Arouca Health Centre

The North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) says it is currently investigating an incident that occurred at the Arouca Health Centre yesterday afternoon, where a doctor was allegedly assaulted by an irate patient.
According to initial reports, the doctor was on duty at the Arouca Health Centre providing care to a patient affected by acute conjunctivitis (red eye) when around 6:30pm a female patient from the public waiting area, allegedly barged into the consultation room and assaulted the doctor with an umbrella and her fists.