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Hospital torture chambers in Jamaica

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

My wife just had a horrible experience in a Kingston hospital. She was just released from a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida, a month ago. She suffers from pulmonary embolism in the lower right lung.

She went into the hospital late afternoon and was never treated or ever given any medication for the horrible pain she was in. They also told her she wasn't supposed to take any medication that had been prescribed by a doctor in the US. She carried her medical records from the United States with her to the hospital so they would know how to treat her and that she would need some type of pain medication.

They stuck an IV in her and never gave her any medication; they also starved her the entire 20 hours she was there. She stated that she was going to leave and they told her they would not allow for her departure. She had to threaten the nurse and staff that she was going to call the police and that she was being held against her will. They subsequently let her go.

What type of torture chambers are these hospitals in Jamaica? I complained to the Ministry of Health if I didn't hear back from them, I would sue the hospital for the ordeal my wife has been through.

GARY PAUL

gkgarypaul7@gmail.com

Florida, USA