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May 24, 2013

Prime Minister speaks on neonatal deaths at K.H.M.H. and offers support

One of the biggest and outrageous incidents coming out of the public health system was revealed on Monday. Since then COLA, the Special Envoy for Women and Children and many others including many more grieving parents have come forth expressing their ire on the situation calling for heads to roll. Today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow, sent out a press release on the issue after being briefed on the situation at the neonatal intensive care unit of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The release states that the Prime Minister has “agreed to assist with any interim arrangements needed to outsource urgent neonatal cases to private hospitals while the K.H.M.H. unit is being made completely safe by remodeling.” It’s a move that is rather embarrassing to the K.H.M.H. that is the country’s primary referral hospital. The heart-wrenching report of the twelve deaths of premature babies at the K.H.M.H. has stunned the entire country. Seven of those twelve which occurred in the first twenty days of May, were a result of a hospital-acquired infection. The bacteria, enterobacter cloacae, was first detected in the hospital in February, but it was not until the unusually high number of deaths in the first part of May; that the hospital took notice. An investigation has been launched to ascertain who is to be held accountable for not alerting officials about the many deaths. The neonatal intensive care unit has been shut down temporarily. The release concludes by saying that a press conference will be held on Thursday, May thirtieth, to release the preliminary findings of the investigation.

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10 Responses for “Prime Minister speaks on neonatal deaths at K.H.M.H. and offers support”

  1. Rod says:

    Judas lucky tha no my picnic dead Ina tha hospital because fu he head mi a roll because of his total incompetence all these babies have died this man have no shame the poor die while the rich like judas barrow go to the us with his wife for treatment spending your money he leaves you here for your babies to die to be murdered just like the other 2000 people who have died march people march it’s time to lock up barrow and all his ministers fu thief and murder.

  2. maria says:

    A PRESS RELEASE? A PRESS RELEASE IS THAT IT FROM THE HIGHEST LEADER IN OUR LAND? And are people suppose to look up and say thank you?

  3. Neville says:

    Lazy “leaders” who move too slow have the blood of babies on their hands.

    Would you fire such people if you were the boss? Well, they work for all of us, so we are the boss! If we don’t fire them when we have the chance, at elections, then there will be blood on our hands, too.

  4. CassidyLQ says:

    Fire the CEO. I heard he is too busy supporting UNIBAM instead of administrating at the Ministry of Health.

  5. Cassidy says:

    Fire the CEO. I heard he is too busy supporting UNIBAM instead of administrating at the Ministry of Health

  6. avril says:

    Its a sad time for sure for those little angels families, you all may not remmeber this same thing happenened in 2004 where about 10 babies died then i had mine who died 5 days old also it came in the papers of others including the baby for january 1st , so may they find the problem there and be safe

  7. not again says:

    Gaspar Vega and Dean Barrow will be this weekend in Xaibe for the election you can go see him and talk about the bacteria in his ministry.

  8. not again says:

    I belive is on sunday.

  9. WOW says:

    three gangbangers murdered and the Prime Ministers rushes home for a press conference,pays them to take a vacation and locks down the city. now 12 babies die in KHMH and he stays abroad for one week and on his return issues a weak press release, thats it. Did you Imagine that when you voted for him

  10. Belizean Pride says:

    finally someone told barrow we’re waiting to hear something from him, cause normally he never knows anything going on in the Jewel. But I wanted to hear more from him about what he’s going to do with the parents of the babies that died there not only about the lack of professionalism inside the K.H.M.H.

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