Ministry Urges Channel 7 and Public to Respect Investigation Process
The Ministry of Health and Wellness has issued a release asking Channel 7 and the members of the public to allow the Police to do its investigation in the case of alleged sexual misconduct involving a medical practitioner. The ministry notes that it has followed the process following the complaint, and that this is not the time for the media, Channel 7, in particular, to try to sensationalize the issue. The ministry also noted that, “On March 30, the MoHW received a written complaint regarding a medical practitioner who is employed with the ministry. The complaint stated that the alleged incident took place inside a private health facility and was reported to the ministry by the alleged victim, who also made a report to Belize Police Department. The MoHW was in contact with the Director for Public Prosecution at the time of the report and was kept updated by the relevant partners regarding the process that needed to take place. Due to the very serious and sensitive nature of the allegation, the ministry determined that the matter should be dealt with solely by the Police Department.” The ministry has also written to the public service asking that he doctor be placed on interdiction.