KINGSTON, Jamaica – A 56-year-old male nurse, who is alleged to have impersonated a doctor and performed an abortion procedure, was yesterday denied bail in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court.

Accused Derrick Palmer, who is a nurse at the Mona Rehabilitation Centre in St Andrew, is also accused of injecting the woman with an unknown substance and prescribing medication for her.
The court was told that he collected money from her for the procedure.

The medication, the court was told, did not work and the woman — after finding out that Palmer was not the medical doctor he claimed to be — reported the matter to the Fraud Squad. Palmer was subsequently arrested during a sting operation and a quantity of pharmaceutical items allegedly found in his car and at his Kingston 10 home.

He was slapped with a slew of charges, among them inducing abortion and breaches of the Pharmaceutical Act.- FROM The Jamaica Observer


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