Investigation launched into death of 4-month-old baby


By Jomo Paul

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

[] – Regional Executive Officer (REO) Deolall Rooplall has confirmed that an investigation has been launched into the death of 4 month old Kevon Critchlow who died on Wednesday, March 18 due to haemorrhaging in his brain.

Reports indicate that the child died after being given a wrong injection during a visit to the Plaisance Health Centre; a deed which the nurse who administered the injection later confessed to.

Rooplall told iNews on Tuesday, March 24 that a preliminary report has already been prepared but noted that its contents could not be publicised.

He said at present, the officials are awaiting the results of a post mortem examination on the baby before concluding their investigation.

A source, who prefers to remain anonymous, told iNews that the nurse involved in the incident made similar mistakes in the past but was not disciplined.

Dead: Kevon Critchlow
Dead: Kevon Critchlow

However, Rooplall said that he could not confirm such information. According to the source, the nurse had previously administered two wrong injections which resulted in the patients returning with abscess at the site of injection.

The source also indicated to iNews that at present, workers at the facility are fearful given the outrage of the parents of the now dead baby.

“The staff is concerned about their safety and if the government don’t fix and acknowledge the fact that the staff was wrong and correct it as soon as possible…the people will not be going back to work.”

The toddler’s mother and other relatives protested in front the clinic on Monday, March 23.



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