…Region 2 to launch probeA mother is now seeking answers after her daughter succumbed at the Suddie Public Hospital earlier this month under mysterious circumstances.Speaking with Guyana Times on Thursday, the child’s mother, Devina Persaud, related that her four-year-old daughter, Valentina Amara Persaud, was taken to theThe child’s blackened bodySuddie Public Hospital at around 04:30h on January 10, because she was having a seizure. Persaud explained that this was an on and off occurrence with her daughter.“When we reached the hospital we couldn’t find anybody, no nurse, no doctor anything. We had to search the hospital to find somebody”, Persaud stated. Upon locating a nurse, the child was admitted and given a valium injection to which she responded well. “She sleep and eat and play, she was okay,” Persaud continued to explain.The hospital visit allegedly became fatal when Persaud was informed that little Valentina would need another injection.“And then the nurse came and said that she had to get another injection and she gave her the injection and she cry and she breath just cut.” After this occurred, the doctor on duty was reportedly passing and witnessed what had transpired. “The nurse asked the doctor would you be on shift this afternoon and she said yes and the nurse said alright come let me tell you this thing,” the grieving mother said.The duo then left the room and failed to explain to the child’s mother what had happened. The child’s body was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital for a post-mortem to be conducted.“They didn’t allow anybody to go in and witness and like nobody explain what happen or anything,” Persaud said. The child’s mother also told Guyana Times that her uncle had spoken with the doctor who informed him that the child’s heart and kidney had burst. She also had bruises on her mouth and her body also appeared “black, black” at the time of the post-mortem.Meanwhile, Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, expressed his disappointment over how the matter was handled. “As Chairman I will be asking for an investigation to be conducted because this child should not have lost her life at a health care institution,” Ramdatt stated.A report was made to the Anna Regina Police Station and the family of the deceased child is still awaiting progress on the investigation.
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