What’s Trending: Drug mule dies at QEH
Sun, September 09, 2012 - 11:52 AM
The Nation’s Associate Editor, Sherie Holder-Olutayo takes a look at what’s trending today in Barbados.
Today’s story in the Sunday Sun which revealed that Jamaican prisoner Deshawn George Campbell died after being rushed from Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds to the QEH on Monday has our online readers buzzing. The story further reports that Campbell had been complaining of feeling unwell since July and had been prescribed painkillers. Here’s what our online readers had to say.
Dawn Rollins: It is so sad. My cries for a proper health care in the prison and other systems put in place fell on death ears. Will this Government and others learn from their mistakes.This will be another national outcry, with threats bouncing from one side to the other. Taxpayers money wasted etc. I can see it.
Karin Browne: Being sentenced to a prison term should not include negligent health care. When in doubt, be on the safe side, especially if you deal with a non-national.
Naomi Vashti Brathwaite: There is no way in that article where it said he did not see doctor, some one had to prescribe the painkillers and we all should know a doctor can only diagnose based on the information a patient gives him/her. We are after all not an inhumane people and knowing our history with Jamaicans I believe this would have been handled with care.
Soniya London: You live by the sword you die by the sword . Drug mules die everyday all over the world due to a lifestyle they choose for themselves for fast and easy money. I have no sympathy for these people.
Junior Moore: Something is fishy here. Two months of pain and taken to the hospital at last minute. Was this purposely done? I don't think he got a fair chance.
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