Mother still awaits word on action over four-year-old son’s death

Six months after four-year-old Jaden Mars died at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) following treatment for a bitten tongue, his mother is still waiting for disciplinary action to be taken against those culpable for his death.

Natalie Caseley, Mars’ mother, also told Stabroek News that she has been told that compensation would not be forthcoming.

Caseley explained that since her meeting with Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Shamdeo Persaud last month, she has been ignored by the official despite numerous attempts to make contact with him. She also revealed that after enquiring about financial compensation, she was told that it was not a possibility. “I put compensation to the CMO but I heard that the hospital does not offer compensation because it is a free public health care institution,” she explained.

During the meeting, Caseley said, it was acknowledged, upon the conclusion of an investigation, that mistakes had …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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