Friday, September 22, 2017

Do the right thing, urges Medical Association

Practise ethical medicine: Dr Austin Trinidade


san fernando
 
THE Trinidad and Tobago Medical Association has urged medi­cal practitioners to always practise ethical medicine.
This follows the discovery of a dead baby in a refrigerator at a doctor’s office in San Fernando on ­Monday.
TTMA public relations officer Dr Austin Trinidade said the ­association viewed the incident with great ­consternation.
Trinidade said: “If this was the end result of an abortion, then the association does not condone it. The details are very sketchy and further comments and speculation would be inappropriate.
“We can only urge doctors, as we always do, to practise ethical ­medicine.”
The medical practitioner detained in police custody has been practising for three decades. The 62-year-old doctor has been providing medical care to mostly low-income families and is known in San Fernando.
The doctor was taken into police custody after officers from the Mon Repos Police Station executed a search warrant at his office.