A former employee of the Ministry of Health is appealing for assistance to help him meet ongoing medical bills. Phillip Dolmo was driving a government vehicle which was involved in a head on collision near the Haulover Bridge on the Northern Highway in February of 2003. Cuban doctor Leidys Garcia-Lopez lost her life in the incident. Dolmo today told Love News that he is still waiting for compensation for injuries sustained during the crash, which forced him into retirement.
Former Employee of Ministry of Health
“I was coming from the Northern Road, coming to Belize City and watching that curve around by Jane Usher curve, the doctor told me that truck coming fast. I said, yes doc, so I hauled off the road, completely off the road and was on the shoulder of the road and next thing I know the truck slammed into us front on and killed the doctor instantly because all the engine slammed into the lady’s chest. I didn’t know that until I was coming out of the hospital. When I was almost out of hospital one of the doctors told me that the lady doctor that was traveling with me died. I said sorry about that. When I came out of the hospital I went to an attorney and left the documents with him. I was going and coming until finally one of the attorneys told me that they can’t do anything for me because they said it has gone on too long and all I want is compensation for my injuries. That is all I’m asking….that’s all.”
Love News attempted to reach the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr. Peter Allen this morning; but we were told that he was in Cabinet Briefing. We hope to hear from Dr. Allen during the course of the afternoon for comments on the claims being made by the former Ministry of Health employee. A coroner’s inquest has found that no one was criminally responsible for the crash which claimed the life of Dr. Leidys Garcia-Lopez.
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