The New Brunswick Medical Society is deeply concerned to learn that Campbellton physician Dr. Jean Robert Ngola has been the victim of racism. This is disheartening and disgraceful. Racism cannot and should not be tolerated.
It is understandable that citizens are concerned and upset about the COVID-19 outbreak in northern New Brunswick. Dr. Ngola has admitted making an “error in judgment” by crossing the border into Quebec and returning to New Brunswick without self-isolating. However, there is no excuse for the dissemination of his personal information or the racist verbal attacks and false reports to police that he has endured.
We must stand together to eliminate racism.
Dr. Chris Goodyear
President, New Brunswick Medical Society