April 15, 2024



Pregnant women now hospitalised after receiving injection from student nurse at LHC

By Abiola Archer

A 24-year-old pregnant woman of Wismar, Linden, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), on Monday, after being administered an injection last Thursday, by a final year student of the Charles Roza School of Nursing. The injection was administered to her left buttock. Since then she is unable to walk, sit down or get up independently. She is also experiencing unbearable pain. “Ever since I left the hospital a can’t walk, get up or sit down by myself, a can’t even sleep how the pain get me in this left foot”, she expressed to INFO 10.

The eleven weeks pregnant woman said it was her second visit to the hospital since discovering she is pregnant. After experiencing severe symptoms of pregnancy, such as vomiting and nausea, she visited the hospital and was administered fluid and gravel (medication for vomiting), along with some other medications. The symptoms however persisted and she returned for additional treatment last Thursday. She was again administered fluids and gravel via injection to her left buttock. She was treated at the Emergency Department. Her left foot however became extremely painful and it was impossible for her to walk.

“I went at the hospital and all the experienced nurses administered drips and attended to me extremely well, very courteous and kind but the trainee nurse administered a 25 mg gravel and I was discharged, from that night to now, it’s horrible.” She said she has been relieved from the intense morning sickness, but the after effect from the injection has worsened the situation. She believes the injection was not administered the correct way.

INFO 10 then reached out to Superintendent of the LHC, Doctor Joseph London, who corroborated the patient’s story and related that final year students are allowed to administer injections under supervision.  “So we have a record of her being seen at the emergency on Thursday last. I see the injections you mentioned prescribed and administered. I don’t see any comment of an adverse reaction from the injections. According to our records, nothing seems out of order with the entire process.” He however encouraged the patient to return to LHC for a second evaluation, which she did on Monday. Seeing her condition, a decision was taken to transfer her to GPHC. Dr. London said the doctors thought that was the best course of action.

On Tuesday morning around 09:49 hrs, the young pregnant woman claimed that her treatment at GPHC was harsh. “I want my relatives to come for me, everyone just leave me here for dead, no one is attending to me, I ain’t even eat for the morning, I want pee and can’t even move, nobody ain’t get time with me plus I ain’t receive no medication for the morning.”