Ministry of Health Addresses Allegations of Rape Involving a Doctor
While the Ministry of Health and Wellness is aiming to build a better tomorrow, there are people who have put a dent in the ministry’s image. Minister Kevin Bernard commented on the standing issue with the doctor who was allegedly accused of rape in the south. Bernard stated that the ministry has dealt with the doctor and now leaves it in the hands of law enforcement. Bernard also explained that he is letting the due process take its course.
Kevin Bernard, Minister of Health and Wellness: “From the very beginning that the email came to me my team have been on the ground in communicating with the purported victim and we took the necessary actions that ought to be taken. Again I will leave that as that. I want to ensure that the proper process goes through and wherever the chips lie let them lie. While this happened or this allegation happened at a private facility we at the Ministry are not the police, we are not the police. It’s a criminal matter that was being alleged and so it must go through the necessary process. I will never condone any level of abuse whether it is in the private sector or the public sector. Medical counsel also got a copy of that letter and had taken necessary review that will take place but again because it’s in the hands of the police we have to let due process take its course before all other steps are then taken to address the issue of the doctor.”
The minister reassured us that he does not condone these behaviors whether it be in the private or public sector.