Family blames Suddie Hospital for sudden death of former Cricketer

Dead: Shivanand Madholall
Dead: Shivanand Madholall

The family of 30 – year – old Shivanand Madholall is blaming the doctors at the Suddie Hospital for the sudden death of the former cricketer.

Madholall, also known as Rocky of Reliance Housing Scheme, Essequibo died on Friday September 6 on the way to the Suddie Hospital. Speaking with iNews today, his brother Narendra Madholall said that the man was sick with dengue fever for some three days now and despite the seriousness of the illness, the hospital refused to admit him.

The brother explained that on Wednesday evening, the former cricketer visited the hospital, where he received two injections and was told to return the next morning.

Upon returning the next morning (Thursday September 5), he received another two injections and saline. The brother said that Madholall could not have walked on his own due to the sickness, thus he had to be carried into the health institution.

However, despite this, he was still sent home by the doctors.  According to the family, the young man woke up Friday morning and was crying out for pain, after which his body got “stiff”. He was rushed to the same hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The distraught family believes that the hospital did not do enough to treat the young man and is blaming the doctors for his sudden demise. He leaves to mourn his wife, Elizabeth Richards and two children, including a three month old son.

Madholall represented Guyana at the under-15 and under-19 levels from 1999 to 2002.



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