The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has stated that the appropriate care was provided to three-year-old Shazade Simon prior to her death.
This was stated via a release after relatives questioned the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.
Shazade’s relatives are questioning how she died, just before being taken home
The child was discovered inside a pot of boiling lentil peas by her mother last Wednesday.
At the time of the incident, Shazade was at her grandfather’s vending stall in Williamsville.
The relatives, according to reports, were shocked when they were told she passed away on Monday, possibly from dehydration.
Prior to this, the child was filmed on camera, in footage being shared on social media, speaking joyfully to her parents, telling them not to cry.
Little Shazade sustained 2nd degree burns to 25% of her body during the incident at her grandfather’s vending stall opposite Hillview Drive Morne Roche in Williamsville.
She succumbed to her injuries while warded at Level 9 at the Teaching Hospital in San Fernando yesterday afternoon.
The SWRHA said a preliminary report indicated that appropriate medical attention and care were advanced to the child.
Stating that it commiserated with the parents, the authority said an autopsy had been prioritised for today to determine the cause of death and better understand the circumstances.
The SWRHA was also concerned about the video of the child taken while she was in the hospital’s care.