Violence against doctors

The Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) strongly condemns acts of violence against any citizen. Today we are all deeply saddened that a bright young colleague of ours is battling for her life in hospital.

The doctor was viciously attacked by gunmen outside her home on Friday night (May 2nd 2014).  As a member of a Profession that is dedicated to preserving and saving lives this attack has devastated many of our members.
We encourage anyone who may have information on the perpetrator(s) to share what they know with the Police so that justice may be served.
Jamaica must not continue to go down this violent path.
The MAJ wishes to thank ALL members of staff at the Cornwall Regional Hospital for their selfless hard work in attending to our friend and colleague.

Our prayers and support are with her and her family during this difficult time.
Dr Shane Alexis
PRESIDENT