Shot Guyanese doctor in stable condition in Jamaica
- bullet lodged near jaw
The Mandeville, Jamaica medical fraternity has expressed shock at the shooting of their colleague, Guyanese gynaecologist Dr Linden Lord.
Lord was shot by gunmen who attacked him last Friday night just as he was entering his yard in the Ingleside, Mandeville community.
“We are bothered by the loss of lives all around but when it gets so close it is disturbing,” said Dr Clifton Reid, general practitioner at the Hargreaves Memorial Hospital.
Lord works at the Mandeville Regional Hospital and has a private practice at Grove Court in Mandeville.
According to the Jamaica gleaner, when checks were made at the hospital yesterday, the Guyana born doctor was conscious and in a stable condition.
Speaking with this newspaper last evening, his sister Deon expressed profound faith in his recovery.
She said that there have been numerous prayers from persons in almost every church and country that Dr. Lord has visited, since her brother is well known in most parts of the Caribbean.
“Today (Sunday) at First Assembly he was lifted up by Pastor Messiah, at Central Assembly, the same was done by Dr Edwards and at McDoom Assembly of God,” the doctor’s sister said.
“We have been receiving calls from all around the world, from the Cayman Islands and the BVI where he worked briefly. Even his old school friends have been calling,” she added.
She informed that the doctor’s mother who travelled to Jamaica yesterday has been able to see him in the hospital and is also optimistic about his recovery.
“She saw him but he was sedated. Four persons at a time are allowed to see him,” the doctor’s sister said.
According to her, the bullet is lodged near Dr. Lord’s jaw and surgeons at the hospital are waiting for the swelling to go down so that they can operate to remove it.