Mother, baby critical after poisoning incident

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Doctors at the Skeldon Hospital continue their battle to save the life of a young mother, who it is believed ingested a poisonous substance and gave some to her one-year-old baby.

The incident occurred on the Upper Corentyne on Saturday morning. On Sunday evening, the woman’s condition was deemed critical.

According to a hospital source, since the woman was admitted on Saturday in stable condition, her condition has worsened and up to press time, she was considered to be critical. The source said the infant had showed signs of improvement, but there were some worrying physical signs which had developed over the first 24 hours.

On Saturday morning, 19-year-old Roshanie Ramlakhan, of Number 58 Village, Corentyne, was picked up in a semi-conscious state next to a bus shed at Number 61 Village and the child was standing next to her when she was found.

She claimed that she had ingested a poisonous substance and also given some to her baby to drink. Reports are that the woman and her 23-year-old husband had an argument earlier in the day and she left the house taking the child with her.

The woman and child were taken to the hospital by the Police, who were investigating the incident.

 

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