May 10, 2015 News
The family of dead motorcyclist, Quincy Greene, who died hours after he was injured in an accident,
last Sunday night just outside the Princess Hotel, in Providence, East Bank Demerara, is adamant that their relative was never given a CT scan and that he was dead before being taken for the ‘supposed’ scan. Greene died at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) last Monday.
The family is not only peeved at the fact that they had initially paid for the scan which “was not done” but had the scan been done the moment it was paid for the life of their relative could have been preserved.
The night of the accident, after Greene was transferred to the GPHC from the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, doctors informed the family that they had to pay for a head scan, which they said they did.
The surviving brother, Dexter Greene, said that the family arrived at the hospital some time after 11:00pm and left about 3:00am and his brother who suffered severe head injuries was still in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Ward waiting to be thoroughly attended to.
When the family arrived at the hospital the following morning, they were told that they needed to pay an additional sum of money to have the scan done, which they once again did.
After being pushed around to see their relative the family was told that he would be taken for the scan at 8:00am but was never taken until 11:00am.
“Less than ten minutes after they took him for the scan they returned,” said the brother. The family has said that it is highly impossible for a scan to be done in such a short space of time.
They have since accused the hospital of failing to save the life of Quincy as the scan which was much needed to influence treatment was delayed for quite a number of hours.
Greene also said that when his brother returned, he went into the A&E ward with him and there were no signs of him breathing. But the doctors did not say anything, they just prevented the family from seeing his brother.
After some time the doctors broke the news of the young man’s death to the family. It was then that loud wails were heard outside the GPHC A&E unit as family members comforted each other.
The peeved family members are demanding that the hospital present the scan result if it was indeed true that a scan was done on the young man.
GPHC said in a press release that Greene died due to the severity of the injuries sustained during the accident.
The hospital has dismissed the claims by the family, who opined that when he left to have the CT scan done he was not breathing and had already died.
“The reason, the man may have appeared not to be breathing is that doctors had to and intubate him in an effort to keep him alive since he was not breathing adequately. However, he subsequently died.”
It is still unclear whether the driver who was piloting the car on the night of the tragedy, has been apprehended.
Meanwhile, the driver who was behind the wheels of the car which struck down and kill former Guyanese boxer Andrew ‘Sixhead’ Lewis almost immediately, has already been arrested and charged.
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