Three Probes To Be Done Into Premature Deaths Of Seven Babies

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Three Probes To Be Done Into Premature Deaths Of Seven Babies

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer, the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute and the Pan American Health Organisation will conduct probes into the deaths of seven premature babies between April 4th and 7th, 2024, at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the Port of Spain General Hospital.

The North West Regional Health Authority, in a statement issued on Thursday evening, confirmed the deaths of the babies saying it was as a result of infections.

In the parliament Friday, Minister of Health, Terrence Deyalsingh, sent condolences to the families on behalf of the government.

He throughout the challenging situation all senior doctors and nurses were present providing care to the

As of April 7th no new infections have been reported and new admissions have resumed on April 10th, 2024.

He said the NWRHA has always put in place stringent infection, prevention and control practises which are standard in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

On recognising the seriousness of the situation existing protocols were put in place by the NWRHA including increased sanitation and sterilisation.

The parliament was told laboratory testing has revealed the presence of three different organisms known to pose significant risks to vulnerable neonates.

As of April 7th no new infections have been reported and new admissions have resumed on April 10th, 2024.