health

Hospital probes woman’s death after giving birth

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.

Woman dies after giving birth at Sando hospital

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).

Ministry: Beef recalled by USDA was not being imported into T&T

The Ministry of Health says it notes that a Health Advisory has been recently issued by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This is concerning a nationwide (USA) recall of (Class 1) Raw Beef Products branded as Kroger Ground Beef, distributed by the Kroger Co. Cincinnati, Ohio, due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The ministry says that no other brands of ground beef are implicated in this recall.

Caribbean health sector to receive US$1.1 million funding

The Caribbean public health sector is poised to benefit from a US$1.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fogarty International Center which will be handed over to the SUNY UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.

The Center is a product of collaboration between two major educational institutions—State University of New York (SUNY) and The University of the West Indies (The UWI) —deeply committed to the development and growth of their respective constituents and the well-being of humanity.

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