Psychiatric Hospital patient choked on meat – PM report

first_imgNational Psychiatric Hospital– more staff needed at facility – Head RHCAn autopsy performed on the body of 27-year-old Stephon Francis, who died at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice, proved that he died as a result of choking on a piece of meat.The post-mortem was conducted by Dr Vivakanand Bridgemohan at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Tuesday.The dead young man of Kitty, Georgetown, was reportedly involved in a fight at Chalet Four on Sunday evening. During the scuffle, he reportedly fell and was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he died while receiving medical attention.Police had initially arrested two patients in connection with the man’s death but following the revelation of the post-mortem report, the two men were reportedly escorted back to the Psychiatric Hospital.The now dead man was taken to the medical facility about a week ago and was admitted a substance abuse patient. This was not the first time he was admitted to the institution.Following Sunday’s incident, Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Steven told Guyana Times that 40 per cent of patients at the institution are there for substance abuse.“We have to take care of them because the court order states that it must be sent to the National Psychiatric Hospital,” Steven related.Guyana Times was told that persons would normally be remanded to the National Psychiatric Hospital for observation but would be held at the facility until their next court appearance.However, Steven said that this poses a challenge to the healthcare service.“In most cases, we find that this person to come through the court system and substance abuse patients have a tendency of becoming violent.”In an invited comment, one senior police official highlighted that many lawyers would prefer for their clients to be sent to the Psychiatric Hospital instead of spending jail time.Meanwhile, Attorney-at-Law Joel Edmonds is of the belief that lawyers have to ensure their clients are fit to stand trial in court and more so, noted that the Magistrate has to also ensure the safety of the person on trial.In addition, another lawyer, Adrian Anamayah noted that the situation has always been that way.“Sending persons that are [involved in court cases to the] National Psychiatric Hospital is not for a permanent stay but for them to be evaluated.However, Head of the Regional Health Committee in Region Six, Zamal Hussain said there is a need for more persons to overlook the system at the National Psychiatric Hospital which should also have better management.“Prisoners going there should be put in separate areas. We have some persons who are more violent than others so we need to have those persons separated.”The health committee head noted that $100 million is allocated for the health sector from the national budget just for dietary.“We need to ensure the persons going there are managed properly. On several occasions, I have questioned the management. The Minister of Health told me that they are trying to phase out the National Psychiatric Hospital and putting other systems in place. I think they are paying less attention to the hospital and that is the main reason why we are having casualties.”Dead: Stephon Francislast_img read more

Talent alone isn’t enough for Martial to make it at Man United

first_imgIf Anthony Martial leaves Manchester United this summer, then Jose Mourinho would prefer the club did not sell him to a Premier League rival.The France international has a year left on his current contract and has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Tottenham, as well as Juventus and Bayern Munich.He started just 18 league games last season and failed to make France’s final 23-man squad for their victorious World Cup campaign.“He must be looking at France and thought he was good enough to be in that squad,” The Guardian’s Manchester football correspondent Jamie Jackson told talkSPORT.When Martial joined the club for £36m in 2015, the 19-year-old became British football’s most expensive teenager and initially flourished under manager Louis van Gaal. However, the forward has fallen out of favour under Mourinho, who is said to have doubts about his ability to focus and perform consistently. “But since then, [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic came in, took the jersey and there’s been a little bit of an attitude and I’d say not the best one.”Asked if he believed United were in a strong position to dictate whether or not he joins a Premier League rival, Jackson said the fact England’s transfer window closes earlier than the rest of Europe helped as does the fact United could activate a clause in his contract which would tie Martial to the club until 2020, increasing his market value.“They don’t have to let him go, though obviously no club or manager wants to keep a player who wants to leave. So I’m not saying he won’t go to a rival like Chelsea, but I don’t think there’s much of a will from the club or Mourinho to let that happen. 3 Mourinho will allow Martial to leave United if the player wants to go 3 3center_img Martial celebrates his goal against Everton in the FA Cup semi-final Former United captain Wayne Rooney, though, claimed the club would be making a huge mistake if they cash in on.“I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible,” he told Alan Brazil.“Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he’s up there ability-wise with the best in the league.”Jackson agrees with Rooney about Martial’s talent, but also thinks other factors come into play.“In my opinion you have to be self-motivated. He’s now 22 and in the modern game, having been at United for three years, that’s quite a seasoned pro.“I’m lucky enough to see most of United’s home games and Martial is in and out of that side; Mourinho gives him the chance. People may ask why he doesn’t get five or six games on the bounce and it’s basically because he doesn’t do enough to deserve that.“Wayne Rooney is right. He is phenomenal and if you remember under Van Gaal in the FA Cup semi-final he scored the winner [against Everton in 2016] and played in all of the final [as United beat Palace 2-1] and scored 17 goals that season when he was the no.9. “He might have gone to Juventus if Ronaldo hadn’t’ gone there, for example, and if you look around Europe there may be other takers.”The Times report that Bayern is a likely destination for Martial, but the German champions would have to smash their transfer record to sign him. The most expensive transfer in Bayern’s history was the £37.35 million signing of Corentin Tolisso from Lyon in 2017. The club may even offer Arturo Vidal or Jerome Boateng as part of the deal.“There is a heck of a player there,” Jackson added, before revealing he hopes Martial’s career doesn’t follow the same path as Nicolas Anelka’s once he left Arsenal in 1999.Former Gunners midfielder-turned-talkSPORT presenter, Ray Parlour has continuously claimed Anelka could have been as good as Thierry Henry or Dennis Bergkamp, but failed to properly apply himself.Having arrived from Paris Saint-Germain as a 17-year-old in 1997 then making a mockery of Jaap Stam before going on to score 28 goals in 90 games for the club, he quickly became disillusioned with life in north London and left for Real Madrid. It didn’t work out and he spent the remaining years playing at various clubs around Europe. Rooney played with Martial at Man United last_img read more