Colwyn Harding to seek medical treatment in Jamaica

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Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran.
Health Minister, Dr. Bheri Ramsaran.

[]Alleged raped detainee, Colywn Harding will depart Guyana tomorrow, Friday January 24 for Jamaica to seek medical treatment.

However, Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsaran does not see the need for Harding to go to Jamaica. The Health Minister maintains that the local medical sector has the capacity to treat the young man. Dr. Ramsaran made it clear that the government will not be footing any of Harding’s medical expenses while he is in Jamaica.

Harding is alleging that a condom was placed over a baton and inserted into his anus by Police Constable Devin Mahendra Singh of the Timehri Police Station.

The incident allegedly occurred sometime between November 15 – 18, 2013 when Harding and several others were arrested for the offence of larceny.  Harding was hospitalized at the Georgetown Public Hospital and was being treated for Hernia.

Doctors there said that he never informed them that he was raped. Doctors said they saw him again on December 17, at the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Unit where he complained of having severe pains, was vomiting and there was increased swelling around his private parts.

Upon examination, he was found to have a strangulated hernia which resulted in the death of his bowels and on December 18 he underwent his first surgery.



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