THE BABY of Clarendon couple, Pansy Campbell and Roy McLean, is still missing and the Ministry of Health is talking settlement following unsuccessful results from DNA tests on five dead infants.
The tests, conducted two weeks ago at the Lyn's Funeral Home in Manchester, had hoped to prove that one of them belonged to Miss Campbell, but this was not to be so.
"Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Grace Allen-Young has written to the Attorney General requesting that a meeting be held with the lawyers of Pansy Campbell and Roy McLean, to negotiate a settlement," the Ministry said in a statement.
Dwight Reece, the lawyer representing Miss Campbell and Mr. McLean, said he has already drafted a proposal and would be meeting with the Attorney-General to discuss compensation on Friday. He would not disclose the amount being sought.
But the upset parents were more interested in finding their child, who, they insist, is still alive.
"As far as mi concern, Baby Pansy is not dead. If him dead, how come dem can't find him? All mi want is mi baby," Miss Campbell remarked.
However, the Ministry still insists the couple's baby died at the Mandeville Regional Hospital on September 1, 2002 at 12.40 p.m. and was subsequently transferred to Lyn's Funeral Home.