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Ishmael on the job

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Ishmael on the job

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Suspended pediatric cardiologist Dr Richard Ishmael was temporarily back on the job today at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).
He was called in to attend to two serious cases, one in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and another in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). 
It is understood the child in the PICU needed an emergency procedure done, while the other child needed a specialist’s opinion to advise on the specific course of treatment.He spent nearly two hours on the job.  
On December 10 Ishmael was “suspended on full pay with immediate effect, pending the outcome of an internal investigation”  for using a QEH letterhead on November 17 to address a concern involving Dr Alfred Sparman and Minister of Health Donville Inniss. That letter is now a matter of litigation involving the three. The internal enquiry will be conducted on or before January 14, 2011.   QEH Chief executive Officer Dr Dexter James confirmed that Ishmael was allowed to return.
Full story in Thursday’s DAILY NATION