Oct 16, 2011 News
Doctors at the Kingston Hospital in Jamaica are desperately battling to save the life of Guyana-born gynaecologist,
Dr. Lyndon Lord, who was shot in the head Friday night.
According to the Jamaica Gleaner, the attack has left the well-known medical doctor in a critical condition.
Lord, who works at the Mandeville Hospital, was about to enter his home in the Ingleside community when he was pounced upon by a group of gunmen who shot him in the head.
He was rushed to the Mandeville Hospital and later airlifted to a Kingston Hospital.
According to reports, the attack appears to be a robbery on the University of Guyana/UWI-trained doctor.
Lord’s sister, Deon, told Kaieteur News that the family received the tragic news Friday night from the doctor’s wife, minutes after the shooting.
“She was crying, so she just said, ‘Mom, Lyndon get shot, I’m on the way to the hospital.’ That was it. By the time she put down the phone, my aunt in Berbice called. She said a nurse who works with him in Jamaica, a Guyanese nurse, called her and told her, ‘You hear what happened to your nephew?’” Deon Lord told Kaieteur News.
She said that since then their phone has been busy with persons calling non-stop to find out what had happened to the Guyana-born doctor.
“All we are getting are sketchy details, so I don’t really have anything. The last thing we heard was that he was in intensive care. That was about half hour ago,” the doctor’s sister said last night.
She said that doctors at the Kingston Hospital had performed surgery on her brother on Friday night to stop the internal bleeding.
“I think the bullet is still in the head; they haven’t taken it out as yet because they are not sure if it will damage any tissues,” she informed.
Doctor Lord who was among the first batch of University of Guyana Medical School students left Guyana for Jamaica 12 years ago.
The former Queen’s College student had worked at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation before going on to specialize in the field of gynaecology at the University of the West Indies.
Kaieteur News understands that his mother is on her way to Jamaica to comfort his wife, who is also a Guyanese doctor, and their two children.
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