Swollen faced and tearful, Kasha Emmanuel today witnessed history repeat itself in the same traumatic way.
In 2013, the twenty-seven year old Dennery resident lost a baby due to a miscarriage.
The child was a boy.
Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today relatives said Emmanuel, who was almost six months pregnant, gave birth to a stillborn baby in the Accident and Emergency Department of Victoria Hospital, after being admitted to the medical institution on Wednesday.
According to the relatives, Emmanuel was seeing a private doctor who, in view of her first miscarriage, sent her with a letter to Victoria Hospital to have the health care facility stitch her cervix closed to keep it from opening prematurely.
They told the Times that the young woman took the letter to Victoria Hospital two weeks ago to schedule an appointment, but claimed that the hospital merely did an ultrasound and discharged the patient, saying there was no need for any further procedures.
It is reported that shortly after Emmanuel went home, she felt the urge to use the toilet and realized that she was bleeding.
Family members told the Times that she was rushed to the Dennery Hospital and taken to Victoria Hospital via ambulance, where she was kept in the Accident and Emergency Department while being cared for since there were no beds available in the Gynecology Ward.
“She was bleeding and the child was dead in her because they could not find the baby’s heartbeat,” an Aunt told the Times, adding that the baby had been dead inside her niece since Wednesday.
She disclosed that the young woman was in extreme pain, her face, hands and feet swollen.
Emmanuel herself told the Times that this afternoon she gave birth to a stillborn girl, and shortly afterwards had a dilation and curettage performed.
“If they had done what my doctor instructed, that would not have happened,” she lamented.
A Victoria Hospital source has indicated that the matter will be looked into.