BY COREY CONNELLY
Rodents are nibbling away at corpses in the mortuary of San Fernando General Hospital, claims Princes Town MP Subhas Panday.
He made the claim in the House of Representatives yesterday during debate on the Medical Board Amendment Bill.
Speaking against the backdrop of recent reports about a bed shortage at the hospital, Panday said the problem was not the only one being experienced at the institution.
“Mr Speaker (Barrendra Sinanan), it is not only the living that is having problems at San Fernando General Hospital, but also the corpses...The corpses are a problem, both outside and inside,” he said, regarding the development as scandalous.
An attorney, Panday claimed he had received information from one of his clients that rodents were eating away at corpses in the facility.
Waving a photograph of a male corpse, which, he claimed, had been bitten by rats in May, Panday said:
“Mr Speaker, when the undertakers went to collect the corpse, it was found—as my client has indicated—that rodents, rats, had gone into the mortuary and eat the man.
“I have the photographs here.”
The UNC MP then showed parliamentarians another photograph which, he claimed, were deeply gouged spots on one of the legs of the corpse.
“That happened at the San Fernando mortuary,” an upset Panday declared.
“How could we, today, be discussing about doctors when you have a corpse in the morgue being eaten by rats?”
Panday, saying his client had given him permission to use the photograph in Parliament, said he had done his own investigation into the matter.
“I saw there were trenches, underground drains and when I checked with certain members of the hospital, they said there were also rats in the kitchen,” he said.
“These are the things people are suffering... This is a case where the Government should be ashamed of itself.
“Instead of coming with legislation to deal with doctors, they should come with other action to deal with this situation.”
Lard! Whilst people are sleepin on fockin bench and dying in the ground in hospitals in this country. The PNM big jefes flying out to various parts of the world to seek medical attention.
Big big fockin colour ads in all the newspapers to highlight the achievements of the fockin half dead Minister of Health, just to buy the media houses.
Now how much fockin lower can we go as RATS eating fockin dead people in the mortuary down in Sando.
Yes fockin PNM, leh we hear all yuh now. Or is Bas put the fockin RATS in the fockin mortuary?