22 February 2012

As New Zealand remembers the tragic events in Christchurch one year ago today, the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) wishes to acknowledge and pay respect to the doctors who died in the earthquake:

Dr Mayson Abbas, Dr Husam Sabar Al-Ani, and Dr Dominic Bell, all present in the medical clinic located in the CTV building

Dr Tamara Cvetanova, a Serbian trained paediatrician who was studying English in order to achieve medical practitioner registration in New Zealand, and

Dr Allan Alexander Sinclair of Christchurch.

The NZMA also wishes to again acknowledge and commend the skill and courage of our primary and hospital care medical, nursing and paramedical colleagues in their response to provide the emergency and on-going care required by the casualties of the earthquake.