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Santo Domingo woman dies at Glendon Hospital, was negligence at play?

By Tomeika Jeffrey

The local Spanish community is expressing outrage at the circumstances surrounding the death of one of their own, at the Glendon Hospital on Tuesday morning.

The deceased who was identified as 39 year-old Yairys E. Luciano–Made, was the mother of three children, residing in Davy Hill together with her 19 year-old daughter Isamar Bavtista Luciano. She managed a small bar in the vicinity.

Isamar alleged that causality nurses and doctors refused to admit her mother in hospital for overnight observation on July 30, which may have saved her life.

According to the daughter, Yairys visited the Glendon Hospital Monday morning complaining what seemed to them to be, flu like symptoms and abnormal breathing. She was then prescribed three medications, one of which was identified as Vitamin C tablets and then advised to go home and rest. However she pleaded with the nurses and doctor to be admitted to the hospital since the pain felt severe and she was afraid to be left on her own, the daughter explained.

She claimed that despite her mother’s plea, casualty staff again advised her mother to head home and rest.

According to Isamar at approximately 9 a.m. the following morning the mother collapsed, unconscious in her shop and was rushed to the Casualty Department. Nurses then attempted to resuscitate the young woman, but it was all too late for the mother.

The Montserrat Reporter contacted the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Michael Owen who confirmed that the woman did visit the Glendon Hospital on Monday, but informed that he is unsure of the facts surrounding the case. However, the CMO assures that Yairys would not have been denied any medical care. He said that the matter is being investigated.

The daughter, who is presently residing with friends and other members of the Spanish community, worries that she does not have the finances to transport her mother’s body back to the Dominican Republic so the rest of her siblings and other family members can have one last glimpse of Yairys before burial. The Community is calling for thorough investigation into the matter and for assistance in the transportation of the Yairys’ body back to her home country for burial.

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By Tomeika Jeffrey

The local Spanish community is expressing outrage at the circumstances surrounding the death of one of their own, at the Glendon Hospital on Tuesday morning.

The deceased who was identified as 39 year-old Yairys E. Luciano–Made, was the mother of three children, residing in Davy Hill together with her 19 year-old daughter Isamar Bavtista Luciano. She managed a small bar in the vicinity.

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Isamar alleged that causality nurses and doctors refused to admit her mother in hospital for overnight observation on July 30, which may have saved her life.

According to the daughter, Yairys visited the Glendon Hospital Monday morning complaining what seemed to them to be, flu like symptoms and abnormal breathing. She was then prescribed three medications, one of which was identified as Vitamin C tablets and then advised to go home and rest. However she pleaded with the nurses and doctor to be admitted to the hospital since the pain felt severe and she was afraid to be left on her own, the daughter explained.

She claimed that despite her mother’s plea, casualty staff again advised her mother to head home and rest.

According to Isamar at approximately 9 a.m. the following morning the mother collapsed, unconscious in her shop and was rushed to the Casualty Department. Nurses then attempted to resuscitate the young woman, but it was all too late for the mother.

The Montserrat Reporter contacted the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Michael Owen who confirmed that the woman did visit the Glendon Hospital on Monday, but informed that he is unsure of the facts surrounding the case. However, the CMO assures that Yairys would not have been denied any medical care. He said that the matter is being investigated.

The daughter, who is presently residing with friends and other members of the Spanish community, worries that she does not have the finances to transport her mother’s body back to the Dominican Republic so the rest of her siblings and other family members can have one last glimpse of Yairys before burial. The Community is calling for thorough investigation into the matter and for assistance in the transportation of the Yairys’ body back to her home country for burial.