Medical fraternity in Trinidad mourns murdered colleague

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Medical fraternity in Trinidad mourns murdered colleague
Dr Vin Sein Chiang
Dr Vin Sein Chiang

(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.

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