A detailed report on the circumstances surrounding the death of four-year-old Natasha Sahadeo has been requested by chairman of the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) Dr Shehenaz Mohammed.
Speaking to the Express by phone, Mohammed said she was informed of the matter and was advised that Natasha came into the hospital very ill.
“She came into the paediatric primary care facility with a fever above 40 degrees Celsius,” said Mohammed.
A number of doctors saw Natasha as her condition was not very good.
“She was managed and reviewed by a number of doctors in a multi-disciplinary team of consultants, including a haematologist, orthopaedic surgeon, paediatrician and Intensive Care Unit specialists, among others,” said Mohammed.
“I am advised there were no delays in getting her X-rays and radiological and laboratory tests. I am also advised that she was given very expensive and potent intravenous antibiotics provided by the hospital,” she added.
“However, she succumbed to her sepsis and developed acute respiratory failure. She was placed in the ICU and was managed intensely but succumbed to her sepsis irrespective of the antibiotics used,” said Mohammed.
“I have asked for a more detailed report on the case. My condolences go out to the family,” she added.
She said she understands that family are going through deep grief and she was willing to meet with them and counselling services are still available to them.