Investigation Launched into the Death of Mother of New-Born

Jodian Fearon died at the University Hospital of the West Indies mere hours after giving birth at the Spanish Town Hospital.

The Minister of Health & Wellness, Dr. Christopher Tufton has called for an urgent investigation into the matter relating to the death of patient, who recently gave birth at the Spanish Town Hospital.

According to Dr. Tufton, “We wish to express our deepest condolences and regret to the family and friends at the passing of a young lady, who recently gave birth at the Spanish Town Hospital. I have asked for a thorough investigation to be done and as soon as the report becomes available, we will make this information known to the public. I have also asked that the protocols surrounding admission of patients, including those who are suspected COVID-19 patients to be reviewed and for health personnel to be re-sensitized.”

“In the meantime, we will give the necessary support to the new-born child, who remains stable and in hospital. We are also making counselling services available to the family members and those who are impacted by this loss,” Dr. Tufton added.