Family to witness PM today

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first_imgLinden Hospital maternal deathThe family of 41-year-old Jennifer Gill, of Amelia’s Ward, Linden, who died at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) last Monday evening following the delivery of a healthy baby boy, is expected to have a post-mortem examination done on her body today to determine the cause of death.The family had failed to show up for the procedure which was expected to be conducted on the body of the deceased woman at the Hospital last Wednesday; however, the woman’s niece confirmed that it was expected to be done today.LHC officials noted last Wednesday that the family now would have to travel from Linden to Georgetown to have the procedure done, since pathologists would not return to the Hospital to conduct the examination.The family had refuted claims that Gill did not require a C-section delivery. The medical institution would have so far completed its investigation into the matter and an official report was prepared and sent to the relevant authorities, including the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the Director of Regional Health Services.The medical institution’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat noted last Wednesday that based on his medical knowledge and facts of the report, he believed that Gill died after suffering a blood disorder, referred to as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), which caused rapid blood loss and thinning, eventually leading to shock and kidney failure.The CEO made the statement during a media briefing, which was also attended by the Hospital’s CMO, Dr Romesa McDonald and Public Relations Officer Toshanna Alicock. Dr Riyasat had also said that the family’s failure to show up for the post-mortem examination had hampered the flow of information for the report.Officials had also indicated that the family had been kept up to date on the now deceased woman’s condition and that she was given the best possible care.last_img

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