Jamaica: Cameras key to baby probe – Mother alleging hospital hell says daughter devastated at newborn’s death

Shanique Armstrong, the 26-year-old woman who gave birth on the floor of the Accident and Emergency Department of the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine while nurses allegedly ignored her pleas for help, is pushing for video evidence captured by cameras at the facility to be used to test the veracity of her claims.

The 24-week-old baby girl she gave birth to later died and the distraught woman is still reliving the painful incident that has shattered the hopes of her four-year-old daughter who was looking forward to playing with her little sister when she got home.

“Every time mi try not to cry because I hate being unhappy. My daughter gets emotional when I am unhappy,” Armstrong told The Gleaner on Monday.

Armstrong said that her preschooler has been pressing for answers on why her sister hasn’t yet come home.

“I was going to say to her, ‘Mi leave her at the hospital,’ but she sensible. She nuh see nuh baby a come from hospital, so she a guh waan know.

“Mi say the baby dead, and mi just watch her nice light up face turn inna a frown and mi see she a guh cry and mi say, ‘Don’t cry, Mommy a guh have a next baby.’”


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