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NURSE ATTACKED BY ST. ANN’S PATIENT SUES THE NWRHA

A High Court action was filed today by MARTIN GEORGE & CO against the NWRHA, on behalf of Nurse Charlene Khan at St. Ann's Hospital, who was attacked and injured by a Mental Patient who wanted an extra plate of food. The Nurse refused and was attacked and badly beaten by the Patient. She is now suing the Hospital for her damages and injuries. Khan was hit in the back of the neck. In an attempt to protect herself, she grabbed the patient’s fists and they both fell to the ground and the patient stamped on her and kicked her. (FURTHER DETAILS BELOW) ...

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Nursing assistant sues NWRHA after attack by St Ann’s patient

A nursing assistant who was attacked by a patient at the St Ann’s Hospital over a plate of food has sued the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) for negligence and compensation. Charlene Khan, a nursing assistant, was serving meals at the hospital in December 2017 when a patient became infuriated when he could not get more food. Khan was hit in the back of the neck. In an attempt to protect herself, she grabbed the patient’s fists and they both fell to the ground and the patient stamped on her and kicked her. Khan and is claiming compensation for personal injuries caused...

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Deyalsingh, 4 others wrote Medical Board on Sawh’s ‘disgusting’ conduct

A DOCTOR, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, an actor, and two others were the five complainants who wrote to the Medical Board about Dr Avinash Sawh's racist rant. The Health Ministry described Sawh's conduct as "disgraceful." Sawh is currently facing possible disciplinary measures and public backlash. He was heard and confessed to making racist, obscene and discriminatory comments in voice messages which circulated on social media. The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised, but the Medical Board has written to him requesting an explanation of his behaviour. Newsday received the official document for each complaint from sources close to the Medical Board. In his letter,...

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Medical Board gives Sawh until December 1 to explain

Attorney Martin George, who is representing Dr Avinash Sawh, says the Medical Board has given him until December 1 to give an explanation for a racist rant. Sawh is facing possible disciplinary measures and a public backlash Sawh was heard and confessed to making racist, obscene and discriminatory comments in voice messages which circulated on social media. The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised, but the Medical Board had written to him requesting an "explanation." Sawh was given seven days to respond to five complaints – one of which was from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh – but asked for more time, until mid-December. Speaking with...

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Attorneys assess options to close new Tobago prison

Residents of Glen Road in Scarborough are considering their legal options after a government decision to open the Tobago Correctional Facility in their area. But they remain open to discussions with the authorities over their concerns. Last Friday, they staged a protest at the site threatening legal action if the authorities do not reverse the decision. On Monday, a representative group met in videoconference with attorneys Janelle Ramsaroop and Martin George. In a video media release afterwards, Ramsaroop said residents voiced their concerns and the basis for their dissatisfaction, along with their fears and insecurities going forward. She said issues were also raised as...

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Online petition launched for doctor’s licence to be revoked

The African Student Union at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, has launched an online petition for Dr Avinash Sawh, whose racist comments were shared online, to have his medical licence revoked. In the petition (available online here: https://bit.ly/3nyisyW) said Dr Sawh’s comments, in which he referred to Afro-Trinidadians as ‘monkeys’ and called members of the police service as ‘dunce n***ers’, revealed a prejudicial bias as per the Equal Opportunity Act: ‘The Equal Opportunity Act No. 69 of 2000 prohibits the "discrimination of persons on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, origin, marital status, religion or disability."’ ‘Dr Avinash Sawh's recently documented...

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Tobago residents seek legal advice over jail location

Glen Road, Scarborough residents are pursuing legal advice on the State’s decision to relocate Tobago’s prison to their village. This is according to a statement on Monday, November 16, from Martin George and Company- the villager’s attorney. In the statement, the company’s attorney Janelle Ramroop said residents are exploring their options to determine the legality of the State’s move. However, she noted that residents remain open to dialogue with the authorities. “In the interim, these residents are open to the consultation to conversations with Mr Ancil Dennis- the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly(THA), Mr Dennis Pulchan- the Commissioner of Prisons, and...

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[Update] Sawh asks Medical Board for more time to respond to complaints

DESPITE Dr Avinash Sawh publicly apologising and owning up to making racist remarks, his attorney, Martin George, has asked the Medical Board to give them until mid-December to respond to complaints. Sawh was recently heard making racist, obscene and discriminatory comments in voice messages that went viral on social media. He boasted about being a “multi-millionaire,” calling the police “dunce, uneducated and poor.” He also asked for anyone who applied to be a nurse at his office to send a photo ID, since his patients prefer nurses of a specific race. The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised. He said at a press...

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Kambon: Sawh’s apology doesn’t hold water

Emancipation Support Committee director Khafra Kambon said he is not convinced by the apology of Dr Avinash Sawh. Sawh apologised for his racially-charged rant which surfaced on social media over the weekend. Speaking with Newsday on Wednesday, Kambon said while he hoped Sawh received professional, psychiatric help, he was also concerned for the well-being of patients under his care. "In a situation like this where a man is a doctor and he has these feelings, is cause for concern. "If I myself went to him for treatment, I wouldn't feel very comfortable knowing he felt that way about me." Kambon also said a more practical...

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