Women's Issues In Guyana


Mother fails in attempted suicide after giving birth

Posted in Health Issues by wiig on April 26, 2008
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– fell unconscious to ground after jumping through three-storey high window at Georgetown Public Hospital

Guyana Chronicle – April 26, 2008

A WOMAN, believed to be suffering from post-natal depression, yesterday failed in an attempted suicide after jumping through a window in the three-storey high Maternity Ward at Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH).

Barbara Nurse, of Kuru Kururu, along the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, had given birth on Thursday and was conversing with other patients on the third floor when she suddenly made the leap.

Fortunately, however, she fell on a shed before hitting the ground and only injured an ankle.

Her suicidal bid having been thwarted, it was reported that the 20-year-old had been speaking about taking her life earlier in the day.

The report said the mother wanted to kill her baby, too, but the child was previously taken into the custody by doctors.

But, as soon as the doctors left the room in which they all were, the woman made the effort to kill herself. (Telesha Persaud)

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