A Dentist employed at the Fort Wellington Hospital was today hauled before the court for allegedly refusing to treat a patient because of the child’s ethnicity.

33-year-old Dr Surendrapaul Rampersaud of Cotton Three Village, West Coast Berbice (WCB), appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh in the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on September 18, 2020, while being employed as a Dental Surgeon attached at the Fort Wellington Hospital, he refused to perform a tooth extraction on a child because of the child’s ethnicity.

Rampersaud was released on his own recognizance, and the matter was adjourned to January 22, 2021. Attorneys-at-Law Horacio Edmondson and Joel Edmond are representing Rampersaud.


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