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Docs’ fear

Mike King

Docs’ fear

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THE?MEDICAL?fraternity is calling for legislation to deal with so-called providers of alternative medicine.
Physicians Winston Crookendale, Raymond Massay and Cheryl Alexis headlined a team of doctors who expressed their concerns at what they view to be disturbing numbers of unconventional medical practitioners “short-changing Barbadians”.
Crookendale and Alexis made this call at a Stem Cell Forum held under the aegis of the University of the West Indies at the Shell Suite of the Cave Hill Campus yesterday.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Joy St John, who was one of the panellists at the scientific forum, said the Ministry of Health was establishing a National Quality Council that would look at the practice of those centres and institutions.
She said a document had been submitted to Government and discusisons had been held with the Attorney General’s Office about legislation that would allow the council to regulate a practitioner.