Boy dies in hospital after treatment for bitten tongue

A four-year-old boy, who was admitted last Wednesday to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) for a bitten tongue, is now dead after suffering multiple heart crises.

Jaden Smith was playing at his 35 West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme home when he tripped over a paint tin and bit his tongue, his mother Natalie Caseley told Stabroek News. On the advice of his grandmother, the boy was taken to the East La Penitence Health Centre by his mother.

On a referral from the health centre, he was taken to the GPH for treatment. After a decision was made by …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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