Father seeks answers for teenage son’s death

first_imgThe father of 14-year-old Rabindra Khagaram, who died after being treated for an ankle pain on July 21 at the Suddie Public Hospital said: “I will not rest until justice is being served”.Dead: Rabindra KhagaramIn an interview with Guyana Times, the angry father said he will not have closure of his son’s death until someone is held responsible.The now dead teen was a promising student at the Anna Regina Multilateral School but his life was snuffed out by a group of incompetent health workers at the Suddie Hospital.The father recalled that his son was taken to the medical facility twice on Sunday, July 21 – the day he celebrated his 14th birthday and was seen by two doctors. On his first visit, he was crying out for severe pain in his ankle. A blood test was done as well as an X-ray after which he was given some tablets and injections. He was then sent home.Upon his return home, the teen went to bed but soon after he developed a breathing problem. Without any hesitation, he was rushed back to the hospital where he was seen by another doctor who gave him another injection and sent him home again.The father further explained that his son went back to his bed but as his mother went to check on him at about 02:00h the following morning, she discovered that his body was cold and he was not responding. As such, for the third time, the child was taken back to the medical facility in an unconscious state.After a few hours, the parents received the devastating news. The teen was laid to rest after an autopsy proved that he died as a result of septic shock. Now, the father is of the belief that his son was killed due to incompetence“Why the doctors didn’t admit my son in the first place if they knew he had a serious infection which could cause him his life?”, he questioned.He is calling for a thorough investigation to be conducted into the real cause of his son’s death. He also thinks that the injections and tablets given to the child resulted in his son’s demise.The determined father told Guyana Times that “I don’t care if I have to sleep on the pavement in Georgetown, I will get justice for my son”. He is calling on the relevant authorities to look into the matter.Days after the young man’s death, Chairman of the Guyana Medical Council, Dr Navindranauth Rambarran related that if a report is made requesting an investigation, only then will the Council also become involved.“It has not been reported in that regard in the news. If someone, or when a complaint actually arises out of such an incident, the Medical Council can get involved. Any entity that has received the complaint, the institution itself can complain about it, the individual can complain and then by the law, the Medical Council can act on it in receipt of the complaint,” he had told Guyana Times.last_img read more

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