African students start petition calling for Dr Sawh’s licence to be revoked

African students start petition calling for Dr Sawh’s licence to be revoked

There is an online petition calling for the revocation of the licence of Dr Avinash Sawh.

The petition has been started by the African Students Society at UWI, St Augustine.

Sawh is being investigated by the Medical Board for racial comments made on a voice recording which went viral.

The African Students Society said: “Dr Avinash Sawh’s recently documented behaviuor reveals a prejudicial bias against African nurses and by extension colonial attitudes towards those of African descent, who make up over a third of our population. Racist beliefs like these cannot facilitate a safe working environment for African healthcare professionals and patients.”

The society is calling for “an end to the tolerance of racist behaviours and ideals within the medical field.

“We as a nation must take a firm stance if we want to see change and create a safe country for us all.

“Justice should be executed without bias or delay. We must show zero tolerance towards racism in Medicine. Sign this petition if you agree.”

Dr Sawh’s attorney, Martin George, has until December 1 to provide “an explanation” to the Medical Board.

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