October 26, 2016

Investigation needed for unconscious Lethem mother

Dear Editor,
The The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG) is calling on the Guyana Medical Council (GMC) to conduct an urgent investigation to determine the reason or reasons why patient Thelma Rebeiro of Shulinab Village, South Central Rupununi, Region 9, to date has not regained consciousness after four months, of two surgeries for gallstones.
The first surgery was done by a medical outreach at Lethem Hospital on 9 April, 2016, and the second at the Georgetown Public Hospital on 20 April 2016.
Patient Rebeiro is currently at the Lethem Hospital on tubes and the doctors there want to have her quickly discharged despite the non-approval by the family and relatives of the patient.
TAAMOG is therefore calling for an urgent intervention by the Minister of Public Health, Guyana Medical Council, and the Chief Medical Officer.

Yours Sincerely,
Peter Persaud

Editor’s note:
Public Health Minister Dr George Norton, after becoming aware of the incident, has since assured that he will look into Rebeiro’s condition.