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Baby dies at Ricardo Limardo Hospital of Puerto Plata due to staff’s negligence

Puerto Plata.- A child of only 5 months old died last Wednesday night at 10:00 PM in the Ricardo Limardo Hospital of Puerto Plata. The family arrived at the hospital in the afternoon 2:00 PM, but  until the time of his death the child had not been attended despite of the fact of not being able to breathe.

The mother of the minor is a woman of Haitian origin residing in the sector Algodones of the Municipality Villas Montellano. Her son died in her arms. She had spent 7 hours in emergency room waiting for someone to attend to her. The child arrived with high fever and poor breathing conditions.

Two sources have been verified by reporters of Detras del Rumor, one identified and one anonymous, the person who authorizes to publish his name is Mr. Yovanny Castaellanos, a surveying student at Uapa University, who was present for several hours while waiting for Attendance to his son in the emergency room and he could witness what happened. The fact that was recorded with a cell phone and delivered to the media center of ‘detras del rumor’. A second source delivered an audio where he states that the child was not attended despite having spent many hours waiting and being in very bad condition,  the source indicates that the service staff only started moving out of fear, after the baby had died.

Other sources claim that the hospital’s  staff does not provide a service on time, it is not efficient, because they spend too much time chatting, instead of attending to patients.

Source: Detras del Rumor, NPN

June 8, 2017

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