A Cuban doctor is in the Intensive Care Unit at Milton Cato Memorial Hospital after being attacked in Kingstown Friday night.
The doctor, who is in his early 50s and attached to the Levi Latham Health Centre, was left with his intestines exposed when he was attacked on his way to his Mc Kies Hill apartment.
iWitness News was reliably informed that prison guards found the doctor outside His Majesty’s Prison bleeding profusely and his intestines exposed.
Police responded and the physician told them that he was on his way home after the calypso semi-finals at Victoria Park when someone attacked him.
iWitness News understands that the doctor suffered a large wound to his abdomen and lost a considerable amount of blood, resulting in being placed in intensive care.
There are a number of Cuban healthcare professionals performing various roles in the public and private healthcare sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The attack on the physician may cause Vincentians to remember a case in September 2019 where Cuban surgeon Horlirio Ferrer-Robaina saved the life of Byera resident Michael “Mike” Woods, who was disembowelled in a cutlass attack.