Preliminary report finds doctor, nurse accountable – Dr Norton

first_imgImproper disposal of foetusPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton on Monday stated that the preliminary report into the improper disposal of a 22-week foetus at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (the East Bank Regional Hospital) revealed that the doctor and nurse were culpable.Dr Norton stated that the official report would be released soon, but investigators have found the doctor who had delivered the baby and the nurse who was supposed to clean up afterward were accountable. However, he indicated that both of the staffers denied any involvement.The Standard Operating Procedure in such a situation would be to transport the foetus to the Georgetown Public Hospital to be disposed of – since the hospital has the recommended facilities to dispose of bio-hazardous waste.The Minister stated that once he received the official report this week, action would be taken. Dr Norton, however, did not state the type of disciplinary action that would be taken.Guyana Times had reported last week that a 26-year-old woman, who delivered the 22-week-old foetus, wanted nothing to do with the child’s remains and left its disposal to the hospital. However, the foetus was poorly disposed of by medical personnel and this went unnoticed until a stray dog dragged the body out of a dump heap and into the compound of the public hospital, dismembering it.last_img read more

Colton star may return Friday

first_imgShareece Wright’s broken left hand is healing ahead of schedule, according to Colton High School football coach Harold Strauss. Wright, a star running back/defensive back for the Yellowjackets, had X-rays taken Tuesday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Strauss said Wright is able to move his fingers and could play defense in a short cast on Friday when the Yellowjackets meet Redlands at the University of Redlands. Or if Colton elects to hold him out of Friday’s game, Strauss said Wright could return at full force the following week, to play both offense and defense. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’ll see what they say at the (Riverside) Sport Clinic,” said Strauss, who said Sport Clinic personnel is going to examine the hand today. Wright injured his hand in the second half of Colton’s loss to Los Angeles Crenshaw on Sept. 23. After being treated, it was estimated that he would miss anywhere from four weeks to the rest of the season. Despite playing in just two-plus games, he ranks fifth in the county in rushing with 605 yards on 35 carries (17.3 average) with six touchdowns. Both Colton linebacker Allen Bradford and Wright are being heavily recruited, with coaches from California, Arizona and Oregon showing up at last Friday’s game against Yucaipa, a 66-0 Yellowjackets victory. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more