(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — A wooden pallet, rim and tyre found in front of Dr Vin Sein Chiang’s vehicle at Lovers Lane in Wallerfield where he was killed yesterday.
The news of Dr Vin Sein Chiang’s death rocked the medical fraternity yesterday, with many paying tribute to a man they described as a “professional” and a “patients first doctor.”
President of Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Varma Deyalsingh told Guardian Media that he was in shock to learn of Sein Chang’s death, as he left Parliament.
“We in the medical fraternity are mourning the death of former council member of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago Dr Vin Sein Chiang,” Senator Deyalsingh later said in a statement.
“My council members and I would like to express our sympathy to his relatives at this trying time.”
“He made a significant contribution to the health sector and always maintained that we in the council of the MBTT should champion the rights of the patients,” Deyalsingh said.
Sein Chiang was a member of the council of the Medical Board, after being appointed on January 24, 2011. He served as a member of the board for three years.
The current head of the MBTT said he remembered Sein Chiang from his days as an intern and recalled he would give advice to young doctors since then.
“It is a personal loss for me as I would often call him for advice,” said the senator.
“In his lifetime he assisted a lot of people he was always there and ready and willing to help his patients.
“At the age of 75 years he was still giving service to humanity and if he did not meet this unfortunate end would have continued to do so.”
The head of the medical board said this was the latest stalwart in the fraternity who died recently.
“This month has been a trying time for our members. On the 10th of May we also lost Dr Zaid Khan and on the 12th of May former County Medical Officer of Health Dr Indarjit Birjah,” said Deyalsingh.
Former MBTT member Dr Adesh Sirjusingh also sang the praises of Sein Chiang and offered condolences to his friends and family.
“He was always a true professional and had all the qualities that one would expect of a senior health professional working for years in the field. All my interactions with him were very professional and plus we maintained the relationship after I would have left the medical board.
“He would have continued to keep in contact and we would have had little chats about different aspects of life as well as professional things,” said Sirjusingh. Sein Chaing ran a private practice in Port-of-Spain.