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DEATH FROM FLESH-EATING BACTERIUM

Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Shenika Weekes, left, sister of Navin Singh, consoles his fiancee, Janice Soogrim, during the family’s news conference yesterday at OWTU’s head office, San Fernando. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL A Princes Town mother wants to know how her son, Navin Bheesham-Singh, died from a rare flesh-eating bacterium, five days after a doctor diagnosed and treated him for a pinched nerve. An autopsy at the mortuary of the San Fernando General Hospital gave the cause of his death as septic shock necrotizing fasciitis of the right limb According to the Centres for Disease Control, necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial infection that spreads...

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BRIAN NURSE: LET DOWN BY LAWYERS AND MINISTERS

Dad wins $6m medical negligence suit  Michelle Loubon Published: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Flanked by his son Jared, Valencia resident Brian Nurse shares a father/son bonding moment with his other son Jerrend—who has been stricken with cerebral palsy due to hospital negligence. Photo:Abraham Diaz A mere week before Father’s Day, Valencia resident Brian Nurse is basking in a medical victory on behalf of his beloved twin sons Jared and Jerrend. Nurse created history when he successfully challenged the State over hospital negligence—and won a landmark $6.4 million. To date, he has been paid $1.6 million. The red letter day was December 13, 2010. In a nutshell,...

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MEDICS CAN EXPECT MORE MALPRACTICE SUITS

  A Sunday Newsday Investigation Medical practitioners across TT can soon expect more litigation charges of malpractice against them as attorneys reveal that there are several cases of medical negligence which are now under consideration for possible court action. Sometimes people do not even know that negligence may have been involved in the loss of a loved one. Even if they suspect they do not know where to turn. Doctors support, protect and cover-up for each other. The saying that doctors’ mistakes are quickly buried is no joke. There have been reports of patients entering a hospital for one type of operation...

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BATTLES, CHANGES IN HEALTH SECTOR

2011 was a pressure-filled year not only for those entrusted with giving quality health care but also for those seeking medical attention at health institutions. It was a year marked by a change in health ministers, industrial action, claims of medical negligence and maternal deaths. The start of 2011 saw a change in the system for the collection of blood when on January 1, the "chit system" for blood donation was discontinued and replaced by a volunteer system. Former health minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis said the chit system facilitated the illegal sale of blood chits and the sale of bogus chits. However, its discontinuation...

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EXPECTANT MOTHERS FEAR SANDO MATERNITY WARD

Expectant mothers are expressing fear about having their babies at the San Fernando General Hospital (SFGH) following the death of a mother and infant over the weekend. Several mothers who attend ante-natal clinic at the hospital and at the Pleasantville and Roy Joseph Health Centres, said they are afraid to have their babies at the hospital but they could not afford to go to private hospitals. Nyca Foster, 29, of La Brea, and her unborn child died at the SFGH on Saturday morning, three days after she was admitted to the hospital in intense pain. Foster’s relatives are hoping an...

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EMAILGATE CASE AGAINST OPPOSITION

January 16 2015 A judicial error may be to blame for the Opposition Leader failing to meet a legal deadline in the “emailgate” case brought against him by the Attorney General. This is the claim today from Dr Keith Rowley’s attorney, Faris Al Rawi. 103FM’s Reporter Rai Ricomas was at media briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s Office this afternoon. Meanwhile one attorney-at-law says if the Opposition feels due process want followed in the matter, it can apply to have it reviewed. Martin George spoke with 103FM News today. Mr George believes as well that both parties need to stop politicking and take the proper steps...

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PNM claims ‘judicial error’ in emailgate court issue

January 16 2015 A judicial error may be to blame for the Opposition Leader failing to meet a legal deadline in the “emailgate” case brought against him by the Attorney General. This is the claim today from Dr Keith Rowley’s attorney, Faris Al Rawi. 103FM’s Reporter Rai Ricomas was at media briefing held at the Opposition Leader’s Office this afternoon. pnm apnm audio 2udio 1 Meanwhile one attorney-at-law says if the Opposition feels due process want followed in the matter, it can apply to have it reviewed. Martin George spoke with 103FM News today. pnm audio3 Mr George believes as well that both parties need to stop politicking...

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POLICE SERVICE MUST BE TRUTHFUL WITH PUBLIC

by NEWSPOWER on JUNE 24, 2014 · Concerns have been expressed that public trust in the police service has suffered a major blow. Commissioner in the Police Service Commission, Martin George has stated that in order to deal with this issue the police service needs to be truthful with the public. He revealed that the lack of information on major cases has resulted in a block between the public and police authorities.   https://news.power102fm.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/MG-on-public-confidence.mp3   In an effort to improve the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Minister of National Security Gary Griffith has met with the Deputy Commissioner of the New York...

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3RD MOM DIES AT SAN FERNANDO HOSPITAL……..

MINISTER OF HEALTH Dr Fuad Khan has instructed that a panel be set up to investigate the death of a pregnant woman at the San Fernando General Hospital. She has become the third expectant mother to die at the institution over the last month. The 29-year-old woman died around 11.30 a.m. yesterday after being admitted to the High Dependency Unit at the San Fernando General Hospital. Chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) Dr Lackram Bodoe made the announcement during a press conference at the doctors lounge of the hospital yesterday afternoon. The woman was not identified by the hospital's administration. "Our findings...

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BREACH OF DUTY IN BABY’S DEATH COURT SAYS WHY IT DISMISSED APPEAL:

One year after dismissing an appeal lodged by the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), questioning a High Court judge's decision to award more than $.3 million in damages to a Penal woman, the Appeal Court yesterday gave written reasons for dismissing the appeal. The panel,which comprised of Justices Allan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Nolan Bereaux, in a 38-page ruling, outlined the reasons for dismissing the appeal brought by the SWRHA against Samdaye Harrilal, who levelled allegations of negligence against the SWRHA following the death of her baby. The judges were also critical of the law "on medical negligence in T&T", describing it...

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