St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Former Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patrick Martin, says he was instructed to retire from the public service â€œwith immediate effectâ€ on July 14, instead of on the originally scheduled date of November 2017.
Dr. Patrick Martin issued a statement on the matter on Tuesday (July 25).
He told WINN FM that the instruction to retire “with immediate effect” was received by way of a letter delivered to him at his private residence by two police officers at around 3:30pm that same day.
â€œWell I wasnâ€™t expecting police officers to grace me with their presence with a letter from the Human Resource department saying what it did. I wasnâ€™t expecting that at all. I have surrendered to the capable hands of my attorneysâ€ Dr Martin said.
WINN FM asked if there was a possibility that he was taking legal action against the government. Dr. Martin replied â€œI am at the mercy and expertise of my attorneys, they will guide me.â€