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Dr Kester Dragon takes action

Dr. Dragon – taking legal action against the administration

Medical Director at the St. George’s General Hospital, Dr. Kester Dragon is taking government to court over the manner in which he was forced on leave from his position.

Legal sources told THE NEW TODAY that Dr. Dragon has retained the law firm of Lex Fidelis Chambers to write to the Public Service Commission (PSC) on his forced leave.

A source familiar with the case said that the Cuban-trained qualified Orthopaedic Surgeon was transferred to a desk job in the Ministry of Health and refused to accept it and was subsequently sent on leave by the PSC.

Speculation is rife that Dr. Dragon was not experiencing a good working relationship at the hospital with another senior medical doctor who is known to be closely aligned to the top brass of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government.

The source said that the PSC has received the letter from the law firm which gave them seven days to respond to their queries on behalf of the medical doctor.

According to the source, the PSC has sent the letter from Lex Fidelis to the office of the Solicitor General for legal advice in order to respond to the law firm.

The source also denied reports circulating in the country that Dr. Dragon had reached the mandatory age of 60 for automatic retirement from the public service.

He said the issue at stake is the manner in which Dr. Dragon was being removed from the top position in the General Hospital and sent packing to “a job” at the Ministry of Health that is not befitting of his qualification and stature in the medical field.

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