The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) has launched an investigation into the death of a 17-year-old after she delivered her baby via caesarian section in the maternity ward on Tuesday.
The death of Esther Edwards, 17, of Laluni Creek, Soesdyke, has been recorded as Guyana’s latest maternal fatality.
According to a source from the Ministry of Public Health, who confirmed the death of the teen, Edwards was experiencing some issues and she complained to the hospital staff about abdominal pains before she died.
According to the information gathered by Stabroek News, Edwards was admitted as a patient at the maternity ward on July 30, where she later delivered her baby by caesarian section on July 31. She died the following day.
The source added that the GPHC has launched a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the teen’s death.