Medical & Dental Council Suspends Dr. Gilbertha St Rose

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The Medical and Dental Council of Saint Lucia has decided to suspend Dr. Gilbertha St Rose for six months, reports say.

The council delivered its decision against St Rose for prescribing and supplying the drug Ivermectin to patients as a treatment for COVID-19 without authorisation from the Ministry of Health or the Chief Medical Officer and publicly encouraging its use to treat the virus.

A document obtained by St Lucia Times indicated that on receipt of a written application from St Rose before the end of the six months, the council would review the suspension of her registration and practicing certificate once she undertakes in writing to cease.

The document also prescribed paying a $10,000 fine to the council within 30 days because St Rose conducted an unapproved and unmonitored clinical trial.

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Dr. St Rose confirmed receipt of a notice of her suspension Tuesday afternoon and told St Lucia Times she was planning a news conference.

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