SERHA dismiss claims about another missing baby
The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) has moved to clear the air surrounding reports of babies going 'missing' from the morgue at the victoria jubilee hospital in Kingston.
This after a daily newspaper reported today (July 9) that a second baby had gone 'missing' in two months, sparking renewed concerns within the administrative arm of the facility.
The Health Authority had immediately asked for a report from the hospital's management into the claim.
Chairman of SERHA Lyttleton Shirley, says he received the report this afternoon, which revealed that the bodies of the babies were sent for burial too early.
He explains that the bodies which were being held for more than a month should not have been sent for burial yet as the parents had not received their autopsies.
The authority adds that the slip-up is subjected to parents not claiming for the bodies.
Mr. Shirley says immediate measures including proper documentation of dead babies have been put in place to prevent a re-occurrence.
He also sought to reassure the public that hospital's facilities were safe.