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Minister Manickchand Not Pleased With GPHC Keeping Convicted Doctor

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Human Services Minister Priya Manickchand is not happy that the Georgetown Hospital still has in its employ a doctor who was convicted of a sexual offence against a child in the US. At a late afternoon briefing at her ministry, Manickchand who has been leading the charge against sexual violence locally expressed her frustration at both the Georgetown hospital and the health ministry for their handling of the situation although she admits that there’s not much she could do.

Manickchand said last Tuesday she was told by the health minister that by the afternoon of that Tuesday the sex convict doctor would no longer be in the employ of the Georgetown Hospital. One week later, Dr Vish Persaud is still at the Georgetown hospital and the health minister now wants legal advice. Manickchand who is also an attorney at law is offering free advice.

The director of medical services at the Georgetown Hospital Dr Madan Rambarran in a letter to the media today tried to explain the reason behind the hiring of the convicted sexual offender. And he came out swinging against those who have been expressing their concerns saying that in deliberating on crimes, punishment and reform, the great advance of modern societies has been to recognize and insist on the need to recognize the perpetrator as also a human being and not to lose sight of his humanity. That may be so, but the human services minister made it clear that Guyana has no place nor space for anyone who abuses or has abused a child or children.

Minister Manickchand said from all appearances the Georgetown Hospital acted as the court of appeal for Dr Vish Persaud as the U.S. revoked his medical licenses and sent him on 3 years probation.

Dr Madan Rambarran in his letter to the press also stated that in his recommendation to the Georgetown Hospital for the hiring of Dr Persaud he made it clear that Dr Persaud was not a serial offender.

Several interest groups have called for the doctor to be removed from the Georgetown Hospital. Dr Rambarran had initially stated that the doctor’s expertise outweighs his past legal infractions.
DR VISH PERSAUD was barred from practicing in the US after he pleaded guilty to a sex abuse charge against a young girl. 

Human services minister Priya Manickchand is not happy that the Georgetown hospital still has in its employ a doctor who was convicted of a sexual offence against a child in the US. At a late afternoon briefing at her ministry, Manickchand who has been leading the charge against sexual violence locally expressed her frustration at both the Georgetown hospital and the health ministry for their handling of the situation although she admits that there’s not much she could do.

 

Manickchand said last Tuesday she was told by the health minister that by the afternoon of that Tuesday the sex convict doctor would no longer be in the employ of the Georgetown Hospital. One week later, Dr Vish Persaud is still at the Georgetown hospital and the health minister now wants legal advice. Manickchand who is also an attorney at law is offering free advice.

The director of medical services at the Georgetown Hospital Dr Madan Rambarran in a letter to the media today tried to explain the reason behind the hiring of the convicted sexual offender. And he came out swinging against those who have been expressing their concerns saying that in deliberating on crimes, punishment and reform, the great advance of modern societies has been to recognize and insist on the need to recognize the perpetrator as also a human being and not to lose sight of his humanity. That may be so, but the human services minister made it clear that Guyana has no place nor space for anyone who abuses or has abused a child or children.

Minister Manickchand said from all appearances the Georgetown Hospital acted as the court of appeal for Dr Vish Persaud as the U.S. revoked his medical licenses and sent him on 3 years probation.

Dr Madan Rambarran in his letter to the press also stated that in his recommendation to the Georgetown Hospital for the hiring of Dr Persaud he made it clear that Dr Persaud was not a serial offender.

Several interest groups have called for the doctor to be removed from the Georgetown Hospital. Dr Rambarran had initially stated that the doctor’s expertise outweighs his past legal infractions.
DR VISH PERSAUD was barred from practicing in the US after he pleaded guilty to a sex abuse charge against a young girl.

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