A two-month-old baby is fighting for his life at the San Fernando General Hospital after he fell over a bannister at his parent's home in Point Fortin on New Year’s Day.
The baby is said to be resting in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital.
SWRHA acting medical director Dr Robin Sinanan has confirmed that over the past few months, there were patients being treated for H1N1 (Swine Flu). He said the figure was not alarming and the patients are being treated.
“I think by now H1N1 would be endemic to the country. It’s global. Folks travel all the time and we are always screening people on travel and when they return. The ministry has a national programme where they screen people who are returning from all countries, so yes, it is always on the cards.”
Glen Peters, 45, is seeking answers from officials of the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) following the death of his 48-year-old wife Mavis John-Peters last week.
The death certificate showed that she died of stomach cancer.
Peters, who lives in Delaford, claims there were delays in diagnosing his wife’s condition when she was admitted to the Scarborough General Hospital and he believes this is why she ensured “bad pain, sleepless nights and then let her die.”
The grieving common-law husband of 26-year-old Maquader Martin wants answers before his wife is laid to rest.
Davis Nedd is claiming that his wife’s death was due to negligence on the part of the medical personnel at the Maternity Ward of the San Fernando General Hospital.
Martin died on the floor near the bathroom area of the maternity ward on Saturday, three days after she gave birth to her first baby.
The family of a La Romaine woman, who died three days after she gave birth to a healthy baby girl at the San Fernando General Hospital, is blaming negligence for her death.
The family of Maquader Martin, 26, also believe the hospital is trying to cover up the incident because the post-mortem was done on Sunday in the absence of any family member.
The autopsy, according to her family, found that she died from a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs).