TRINIDAD-Health authority investigates woman’s death after giving birth


 Director of the  South West Regional Health Authority, Albert Persaud says an investigation has been launched into the circumstances that led to the death of a 26 year old woman just days after giving birth.

It’s reported that Maquad­er Mar­tin died on the floor near the bathroom area of the maternity ward of the San Fer­nan­do Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal, three days after giving birth to her first child. 

An au­top­sy re­vealed that she died from a pul­monary em­bolism.

However, the Trinidad Guardian reports that Martin’s common law husband , Davis Nedd, believes her death was due to negligence on the part of medical personnel.

According to the Guardian , a visitor and a patient who were both on the ward when Martin died, con­firmed that she dragged her­self to the bath­room af­ter she was re­fused a bed­pan. 

They al­so claimed that af­ter she col­lapsed, she was left there for a long time be­fore be­ing at­tend­ed.

The Guardian reports that  Nedd is sus­pi­cious of the au­top­sy re­sults as it was done last Sun­day in the ab­sence of relatives or without Mar­tin’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion doc­u­ments. 

The common law husband says he is try­ing to have a sec­ond au­top­sy done and has also sought le­gal ad­vice. 

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