A 21-year-old mother Yogita Bissham of Number 60 Village Corentyne, Berbice died while delivering a baby girl at the New Amsterdam Hospital late Tuesday night.
According to her husband, Chandradatt Gobin, he took Yogita to the Skeldon Hospital around 09:00 hours Tuesday night after she started to experience labour.
After ensuring that she was admitted to the maternity ward he returned home. At approximately 10:00 pm the said night, his wife telephoned him and complained about feeling unwell.
Gobin recalled that he was in front of his yard when he saw an ambulance drive pass. At that point he sensed that something was amiss with his wife and decided to revisit the hospital.
At the Skeldon Hospital, he was informed by a nurse that his wife was transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.
He quickly drove to the said health institution, and upon his arrival, he was greeted with the devastating news of his wife’s death.
Gobin alleged that he was at the hospital for hours and no one came to properly brief him about what caused Yogita’s death.
“All these people tell me is that she died while delivering her baby girl…nothing more,” the tearful man related. He blamed the maternity workers accusing them of negligence.
“I think is just negligence on the hospital behalf…they don’t have no ambulance at the hospital in case of emergency; they had to wait till it come from New Amsterdam to take her”
Gobin told Kaieteur News that his wife delivered one child before and never had any complications during her previous pregnancy.
“My wife was never sick; she was a very healthy woman and they make her die.”
He also explained that he is a rice farmer and will now have to rely on his elderly mother to take care of his two children.
Several calls to the Public Relation Officer for a comment on the maternal death proved futile.
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