Medical Board still to decide on Sawh
IT has been over a month since San Fernando-based doctor Dr Avinash Sawh’s rant went viral on social media, but a decision is yet to be made by the Medical Board. He submitted a report to the board on December 1, almost a week ago.
Sawh was recorded making racist, obscene remarks to a female employee, for which he has since apologised.
But five people, including Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, wrote to the board asking it to investigate possible disciplinary measures.
The board eventually wrote to Sawh and his attorney Martin George asking him to provide an explanation for his rant.
This 100-page explanation was submitted on December 1, which was the deadline.
But speaking with Newsday on Monday, George said the board acknowledged receipt of the e-mail, but did not provide a period during which it would come to any decision.
Some people calling for Sawh’s medical licence to be revoked, and a Change.org petition to that effect now has over 3,000 signatures.
Whenever Newsday tries to contact the Medical Board on the matter, the paper is told to send an e-mail.
The board is yet to respond to any e-mail sent by Newsday.
BY: NARISSA FRASER