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SEHRA probing reported attempts to bury 80 stillborn babies at KPH

Published:Saturday | November 28, 2015 | 11:10 PMGleaner Writer
The probe by SERHA comes amid reports that a Corporate Area funeral home was contracted to retrieve the bodies from the KPH and bury them.

The South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) is now investigating reports that there were attempts yesterday to bury more than 80 stillborn babies from the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH).

The probe by SERHA comes amid reports that a Corporate Area funeral home was contracted to retrieve the bodies from the KPH and bury them.

Chairman of SERHA Dr Andrei Cooke confirmed this morning that he has asked officials at KPH for a full report on what happened at the health facility yesterday.

Cooke says he expects to have the report by this evening.

The period over which the babies were born was not established.

The Gleaner-Power106 News Centre understands that Health Minister Horace Dalley has been informed of the reports.

The development comes weeks after the dead babies scandal at the University of the West Indies and the Cornwall Regional Hospital in which 19 infants died from infectious outbreaks.

More details to follow