June 14, 2021

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Industry woman dies after birth of ‘overdue’ baby – ministry says its COVID, family says that’s a lie




Gaitree Debidayal

The family of an Industry, East Coast Demerara woman, who the Ministry of Health yesterday said died as a result of COVID-19, is refuting the  claim and say they believe she died from postpartum complications.

Thirty-year-old Gaitree Debidayal, a mother of two,  was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Maternity Ward on Thursday, March 18. It was while at the hospital the family said they were informed that she had  begun feeling weak. She was tested and her results returned positive for COVID. She was transported to the isolation facility at Liliendaal where she succumbed on Saturday night.

The brother of the deceased woman, Gobindra Debidayal yesterday told Guyana Guardian that the family does not believe his sister died from COVID-19 since she was  healthy prior to being admitted at the hospital. He said that the family is of the opinion that the woman could have developed postpartum complications and was not properly cared for.

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