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Sunday, December 5

Guyanese cardiologist demands apology from Bajan colleague

Stabroek News - Guyana: "(Barbados Nation) Two of Barbados’ most prominent heart specialists Dr Richard Ishmael and Dr Alfred Sparman are at it again. But this time around, Minister of Health Donville Inniss has been drawn into a dispute that may be headed to the law courts.

At issue is a November 17 letter addressed to the director of medical services at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Dr Delores Lewis, and circulated to several top hospital officials by consultant cardiologist Ishmael.

In it, Ishmael, personal physician to late Prime Minister David Thompson, raised concerns about the welfare of cardiac patient Graham Cotterell, a British visitor, who was admitted to the critical care section of the Department of Medicine at the QEH on October 13 for treatment.

Ishmael made several damning allegations that have drawn legal responses from both Sparman and the minister, the latter giving him until December 15 to issue an apology and pay damages of Bds$60 000."
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