GPHC provides clarification on treatment of cancer patients.
Recently, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) noted on social media that speculative information is being circulated regarding the treatment and adverse reaction of several children who are suffering from cancer in our Paedriatic Wards after the administration of medication.
The administration of the GPHC is aware of this situation and has launched an investigation to determine the reason for the adverse reaction to the medication. That investigation involves the interviewing of all medical persons directly involved along with an assessment of the medication administered. Further the usage of that medication has been discontinued. While the investigation continues we advise members of the public to resist the urge to speculate on what is a sensitive matter and to await the findings of the investigation.
The GPHC reassures the public that every life is precious to its staff and every death is distressing. We continue to work closely with all stakeholders, including the Ministry of Public Health, the Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organisation and other agencies in an effort to improve the services we provide to our patients.
We express our sincerest condolences to the parents, relatives and friends of the children who were involved in this tragic situation and wish to assure them that we will provide full answers upon completion of the investigation.