Health Minister defends doctor’s handling of Mabaruma stabbing victim
-no explanation yet for absence from hospital
The doctor at the Mabaruma Hospital in Region One should be congratulated for the way he handled the stabbing of a Kumaka schoolgirl who later succumbed to her injuries, Health Minister Dr Bheri Ramsaran said on Saturday, noting that he made efforts to find a medivac pilot and was in contact with his seniors in Georgetown throughout the night.
No mention was made as to why the doctor could not be located when Zaleena Shaddick also called `Zal’ and `Bibi’ of Kumaka, Region One, North West District was rushed to the hospital last Wednesday night with gaping wounds to her stomach and neck. That matter, based on this newspaper’s understanding is being investigated by the ministry.