ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Two Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel have reportedly been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation into a recent incident surrounding the death of an elderly woman.
Sources told OBSERVER Media that the male and female received letters informing them of their suspension on Monday.
One source said the correspondence was very vague, stating only that the action was taken because of the incident, which occurred two weeks ago.
An 86-year-old woman died in a doctor’s office while reportedly waiting for an ambulance to transfer her to Mount St John’s Medical Centre.
Permanent Secretary in The Ministry of Health Edson Joseph, last week, said a three-member committee headed by a private medical practitioner was set up to investigate surrounding the events that lead the Johnson’s Point woman’s death.
Joseph could not be reached for an update on the matter.