4 month old baby dies after receiving wrong vaccine, mother protests in front of Clinic

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

The toddler's mother and others protest in front of the clinic
The toddler’s mother and others protest in front of the clinic

[www.inewsguyana.com] –Attempts to cover up the death of a four-month old baby are not being taken lightly by his grieving mother, Suemede Critchlow as she continues to demand justice for her baby boy.

Critchlow on Monday, March 23 told reporters that her son died after being administered the wrong vaccine at the Plaisance Health Centre, East Coast Demerara. Kevon Critchlow died on Wednesday, March 18 due to hemorrhaging in his brain.

The mother and a group of other women protested the clinic as they cry out for justice.

She  explained that her son was given a vaccine, which was intended for a 5 – year – old child, after the nurse mixed up his clinic card with that of his cousin.

“K. Critchlow was written on both cards and that’s why she mix them up. He was a very healthy baby when he attended the clinic to get his four month vaccine, the nurse wrote down all the vaccines in the clinic card before administering the vaccine, and then she go and take out all of the vaccines and put it there and give my son the vaccine for a five year old baby,” the mother said.

Dead: Kevon Critchlow
Dead: Kevon Critchlow

She further noted that she woke her son up to nurse him when she saw him bleeding through his nose.

“When I took him to the hospital they said that he was dead…they said he had brain hemorrhage and they took a sample…so when we went to ask the nurse if she give him the right vaccine they said it was a mistake.”

Critchlow said the nurse confessed to administering the wrong vaccine; however they are now trying to cover up the matter and were trying to retrieve the toddler’s clinic card in an attempt to make changes to their record chart.

She has since reported the matter to the police. “

I will try my utmost to get justice and I know that I will get justice for my baby…I would like to have justice for my child because I have 4 children and I am very capable of taking care of all of them.”