Belize City: Wednesday 2nd January 2019
Leah Miller, the mother of a three month-old baby boy boy is accusing the Corozal Hospital for the untimely death of her baby boy.
Ms Miller says she took her 11-week-old baby to the hospital for urgent medical treatment on New Year’s Eve because he suddenly developed diarrhoea and was vomiting excessively. She claims that was not attended to; instead, she was referred to a nearby clinic outside the medical compound. The baby was rushed to the hospital emergency ward at around 6:30 and was forced to wait for two hours to see the doctor. The nurse in the reception area that the Doctor on call was absent, and if she could not wait, then there was a clinic near-by.
It was 8:45 pm when she was called in just to wait for another 15 minutes before the doctor took the baby to the observation room where he instructed the nurse to put the baby on drips because the baby did not look good, but they could not locate a suitable vein, so she had to wait for another while. Fifteen minutes later, the baby was rushed to the trauma room but 30 minutes later the baby died. Ms Miller is seeking legal advice to deal with this negligence on the part of the Corozal hospital.