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    3RD Mom dies at San Fernando Hospital........

    in the last month......

    3RD MOM DIES | Trinidad Express Newspaper | News

    3RD MOM DIES
    Health Minister launches probe into pregnancy deaths at Sando Hospital

    By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin nikita.braxton@trinidadeexpress.com
    Story Created: Oct 2, 2011 at 1:50 AM ECT
    Story Updated: Oct 2, 2011 at 1:50 AM ECT
    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 so far suggest that all protocols and procedures were followed, however, as a precaution and on the direction of the Minster of Health, SWRHA has found it fit, in addition to our normal investigations, to appoint a special team to actually audit these cases... to ensure, in the public interest and also in the interest of best practice from our doctors' point of view, that all necessary procedures and protocols have been followed and it is in this light that the Minister of Health has directed that we form this special committee," Bodoe said.
    Bodoe said the deaths of Feeza Dalana and Shara Mohammed will also be probed.
    Dalana, a Guyanese national, died on August 31 from haemorrhage after giving birth to her daughter and Mohammed died at her home two weeks after the September 11 delivery of her ninth child.
    A post-mortem showed that Mohammed died after a blot clot travelled to her lung and caused a pulmonary embolism, Bodoe said.
    He said that last week's death of Sherry Ann Jones' baby will also come under review.
    Jones survived but the baby died in her womb.
    In the latest death, the 29-year-old pregnant mother was admitted to the High Dependency Unit and died at 11.30 a.m.
    "This morning a patient was referred to us by the area hospital in Point Fortin. She was 32 weeks pregnant, she has a history of epilepsy in pregnancy. She was referred to us with what was termed abnormal behaviour. There is a condition called psychosis in pregnancy which sometimes may not be related to the pregnancy itself. We are still, of course, awaiting results of further investigation in this death. A post mortem is yet to be carried out but from my understanding, based on preliminary reports from doctors involved in the care of this patient, it would seem that the death, so far, may be unrelated to the pregnancy," Bodoe said.
    He said on the recommendation of the Minister of Health Fuad Khan, a team will still be appointed to investigate this and the other cases.
    "(It is) going to be initially members from the hospital but outside of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology," Bodoe said.
    "If this internal review which is always the normal standard, if this report comes to the board and if it is the board is not satisfied and not happy or has cause to believe that protocols were not followed or anything that was supposed to be done was not done the report goes to the Ministry of Health which oversees the RHAs (Regional Health Authorities) and in that case an independent panel is appointed to investigate further," Bodoe said.
    This was the case following the death of Chrystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair.
    Boodoo-Ramsoomair, 29, died in March after a Caesarean section.
    An independent panel was appointed by the Attorney General and he later advised that the SWRHA accept and admit liability for medical negligence. Acting chief executive officer Anil Gosine yesterday said 18 recommendations were given to the hospital following Boodoo-Ramsoomair's death and to date, "about 12" have been fulfilled.
    "Coming out of that report, we were given $3.5 million from the Ministry of Health to procure equipment which we have already started procuring," Gosine said.
    Bodoe assured members of the public that the hospital is still a safe place to be admitted and there is no cause for alarm as during the year between 6,000 to 7,000 deliveries are done at the hospital.
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    wow

    and ppl will go lobby for criminals but not for the basic human rights of women to deliver a baby safely ... this is a shame.
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    Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday : newsday.co.tt :

    THE HUSBAND of Crystal Ramsoomair, a mother of three who died at the San Fernando General Hospital on March 4, 2011, will not be able to claim for exemplary and aggravated damages in a medical negligence lawsuit he brought against the South-West Regional Health Authority, and three doctors in their employ.

    He has however been granted permission by the court to amend his lawsuit to include the fact that his deceased wife had three children and her employment status before her death, as well as damages for her death.

    In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Frank Seepersad allowed only two out of the four amendments Ramsoomair sought in his medical negligence lawsuit against the three doctors. The SWRHA, which operates the hospital, accepted institutional liability for Crystal Ramsoomair’s death, admitting it failed to provide proper medical and ancillary services to her.

    The case proceeded against the three doctors after the Court of Appeal in April, last year, dismissed their application to be removed from the lawsuit since the SWRHA had accepted institutional liability.

    Crystal Ramsoomair, 29, a mother of three, died at the San Fernando General Hospital on March 4, 2011 after undergoing a caesarian section procedure during the birth of her third child.

    Following her death, which sparked massive public outcry, Ramsoomair’s husband filed the lawsuit against the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA), which operates the hospital, and three of the doctors, who treated his wife before her death.

    As a result of the admission of negligence, a judgment was entered against the SWRHA and damages were ordered to be assessed by a master of the High Court.

    The doctors — Mondira Seenath, Deepawali Ramballack and Ashmead Mohammed — then applied to Seepersad, who is presiding over the case, to strike them off the lawsuit.

    Throughout the lawsuit, the doctors have maintained their innocence and have denied being negligent and breaching their duty of care.

    The case has been adjourned to February 13.
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    Dying of a blood clot in the lungs is a known complication of pregnancy. Unless she (or a close relative) had a history of this, there is no precautions that would be taken.

    The investigation of this case should focus on whether she reported any symptoms and whether the symptoms were appropriately evaluated.

    These cases also show the importance of medical care in deliveries. So many people say that women have been delivering babies by themselves for centuries and that they don't understand why hospitals are needed. The hospitals are needed (when they are doing a good job) to keep the number of women who die around the time of delivery to a minimum/to zero. Pregnancy is dangerous.

    Also, are all the women who died Indians? Is that hospital only for Indians?

    Once they complete the investigations, they should give explanations of all of the deaths to the public so that people can feel safe going there. It is obviously a big hospital if people send patients there from other hospitals, so it is not like they can close the place down.

    Also, the public should be made aware of the list of things that they were told to change. That should be shared in the newspaper or at least online.

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    State run healthcare : rich people in Trinidad go to private hospitals . Soon America will be like that , thanks to the affordable care act

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