5th mother with twins delivers one still-birth at GPHC


new-born-baby-hand[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation on Tuesday, December 29 recorded four uneventful Caesarean Section (C-Section) deliveries and a fifth mother delivering twins, with one stillbirth baby.

Due to the quick response by a team of diligent doctors and nurses led by Dr. Lucio Pedro, Head of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, a 27 – year – old mother and her baby is now recovering in the Maternity Ward at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

A release from the Ministry of Public Health revealed that the mother of one delivered a baby on Tuesday via Caesarean Section (C-Section) while the other was stillbirth. She is now recovering in the Caesarean Section Room while the infant is nursing an incubator in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Buxton resident, who was due to delivery twins in February 2016, started experiencing severe pains while at work on Monday; she was rushed to the GPHC where she was diagnosed with placental abruption, i.e. separation of the placenta from the wall of the womb during pregnancy, especially when it occurs prematurely.

According to the release, she was immediately transferred to the Main Operating Theatre where doctors managed to resuscitate one of the babies.

The mother, who works at a popular clothing store, attended Antenatal Clinic at the Ann’s Grove Health Centre where she was advised to discontinue work for a few months until the babies are born.

“There she was forewarned about the complications she is likely to develop during her pregnancy from extensive fatigue. Her employers however refused to comply with the request; hence forcing her to stay on the job.”

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton in an invited comment stated that it was unfortunate that one of the twins died of stillbirth. He expressed total disappointment and disgust that employers, particularly in the private sector fail to recognize the severity of pregnant mothers not adhering to recommendations and advise given their physicians.

He further noted that while it is always painful for any death, the Ministry of Public Health will seek to investigate and implement laws to penalize employers who openly disregard the medical proposals and conditions of their employees.




  1. This Employer could have hired someone temporary for 6 months . It is unfortunate the papers didn’t name the Employer, to forewarn the Public, this employer doesn’t care about the welfare of its employees. Private Sector employers should also have a 6 day work week. It is sad that employees have to work sometimes 6 weeks before they can get a day off. If they complain they can lose their job. These workers have families and are forced to suffer in silence. Since they have bills to pay, and mouth to feed.


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