A 15-month-old girl was yesterday afternoon admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) in a critical condition after rats bit out parts of her tongue and ear at her family’s Mahaicony home.
According to a hospital source, the child was taken to the medical institution around mid-afternoon yesterday and was immediately operated on by doctors.
She was subsequently admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the GPH and was in a semi-conscious state last evening. The source stated that the child’s mother told hospital staff that rats would frequent their Mahaicony home almost daily and while the family used rat poison to deter them, the situation persisted.
Some time during the day yesterday, the child’s mother told hospital officials, she found the baby with bite marks on her ears while her tongue was bitten severely by the rodents.
Persons at the hospital were critical of the child’s parents as some noted that they could have displayed more concern in caring for the child.
Stabroek News was told that the toddler’s mother is in an advanced stage of pregnancy.