In light of a recent maternal death where the drug cytotec was used to induce labour in the patient, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Shamdeo Persaud, has stated that that drug has been approved for use by medical practitioners and not for over-the-counter use.Chief Medical Officer Shamdeo PersaudDr Shamdeo Persaud, when questioned on why the drug is still being administered even though it poses severe health risks, stated that the drug has been approved for use by medical practitioners and notfor over-the-counter use.“This is where the mix-up is. It is not that it is not approved. It is, but for medical practitioners, not over-the-counter use,” the CMO said, noting that the woman’s labour was induced following protocol.He stated that the hospital is currently compiling a report to be submitted to him before he could make a more pronounced determination on the matter.The mother of three died after cytotec was administered to induce labour at the Georgetown Public Hospital, making it the eleventh maternal death for the year.The woman, Rhonda Cornelius of Gafoor’s compound, Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, died at the hospital on Saturday morning after giving birth four days earlier. According to the coroner’s report, Cornelius suffered a ruptured uterus, causing her death. It was reported that cytotec was given to her to induce her labour, although the doctor was aware that she was hypertensive.Dead: Rhonda CorneliusThe woman’s husband, Rodwell Cornelius, said his wife was suffering from high blood pressure during her pregnancy, but managed to carry the baby full-term without any major complications.Cornelius recalled that he received a call from the hospital at about midnight, but he was not graced with good news. “They told me to come now to the hospital that she was bleeding bad and that they had to operate on her. So they take out her womb because she was bleeding too much,” the man said, recalling that the doctor told him that his wife had lost 80 per cent of her blood and that they would try their best to save her life.According to the husband, he was told by doctors that the only way she could be saved is if they remove the uterus, to which he agreed.“But my wife never wake up back. She did open her eyes after the surgery. All I could remember is she shaking her head in the coma and I thought that she was coming around. But she left me with two children and a baby,” the grieving husband said.Cytotec, which is often used in an attempt to force labour to begin prematurely (ie, “induction”), has accounted for over 10 per cent of maternal deaths in Guyana, former Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy had stated in 2009.
10 October 2013The Springbok Sevens team kicks off its season in the Gold Coast Sevens in Australia this weekend, with Neil Powell coaching in his first Sevens World Series tournament.Powell was recently appointed to replace Paul Treu, who coached the Blitzbokke from 2003 to 2014.The new coach has a lot to work with after South Africa won three tournaments in 2012/13, as well as the gold medal at the 2013 World Games, but his challenge will be to draw more consistent play from his squad.Successes and disappointmentsWhile South Africa won tournaments in Las Vegas, Tokyo and Edinburgh – more wins than any other team – they also had a number of disappointing outings, most notably in the Hong Kong Sevens, where they finished bottom of their pool and ultimately lost in the semi-finals of the Bowl, the third level of knockout competition.In Dubai, a loss to Portugal in a pool game prevented the Blitzbokke from progressing to the Cup competition, while South Africa lost in the semi-finals of the Plate in Wellington and London, where the USA twice defeated the green and gold.Coach Paul Treu had to deal with a lengthy list of injuries last season, but the gap between the good and the bad is what Powell needs to narrow.‘Huge motivating factor’Before heading for Australia on Monday, Powell told the media: “We realise that every time a South African team takes the field then the expectation from public is for us to win. It is a huge motivating factor for the team and something we as a group embrace.He was happy, he added, with his charges’ preparation for the tournament Down Under. “A few players ended the last season with some injury niggles and they used the break and pre-season period to sort themselves. Playing wise, we used the Middelburg Sevens to try out a few new ideas and I am glad for the valuable opportunities it gave us to gauge ourselves,” he said.On taking charge of the Springbok Sevens team, Powell said: “I know a lot of other countries have changed coaching and player personnel, but we are fortunate that apart from the change at head coach, we have a settled squad and management. However, we are taking nothing for granted and fully realise we will have to go out there and perform to the best of our ability.‘Minor tweaks’“Vuyo (Zangqa, assistant coach) and I sat down a while ago and decided that that we will do only some minor tweaks because our core structure is so good thanks to the great work done by Paul.“I am obviously excited about this challenge and looking forward to work with a great set of players and management.”Since 2007, the Blitzbokke have enjoyed some strong results in Australia. They finished third in the Gold Coast Sevens in 2011 and 2012. They won the Adelaide Sevens in 2008 and 2009, and finished as the Plate runners-up in 2007 and 2010.SPRINGBOK SEVENS SQUADChris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Jamba Ulengo, Cornal Hendricks, Kyle Brown (captain), Sampie Mastriet, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Mark Richards, Steven Hunt
zoom Russia’s natural gas producer PAO Novatek has agreed to cooperate with Japanese firms in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector by signing several agreements during the meeting between Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, and Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, held in Tokyo on December 16. On the occasion, Novatek inked memoranda of understanding (MOU) with Mitsui, Mitsubishi Corporation and Marubeni Corporation Tokyo. In addition, OAO Yamal LNG, an LNG project with Novatek as its largest shareholder, signed a credit line facility with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for the amount of EUR 200 million (around USD 209 million).According to the first MOU Novatek signed with Mitsui, one of the largest keiretsu (conglomerates) in Japan, the parties intend to pursue strategic cooperation in the upstream and liquefaction sectors in Russia, LNG and liquid hydrocarbons supply, equipment and technology supply as well as in the joint development of LNG markets.“I am confident the cumulative potential of our companies will allow us to increase the efficiency of our projects by utilizing the prolific hydrocarbon resource base of NOVATEK in the Arctic,” Leonid Mikhelson, The Chairman of Novatek’s Management Board, said.Under the agreement signed with Mitsubishi Corporation, a trading company, the duo intends to cooperate in implementing LNG projects in Russia and in supplying LNG and liquid hydrocarbons.“Japan is presently the largest consumer of LNG and has significant experience in LNG technologies, marketing and logistics. By joining our efforts with Mitsubishi Corporation, we will implement our long-term projects and strengthen the economic links between Russia and Japan,” Mikhelson said.Under the third agreement signed with Marubeni Corporation, a Japanese trading and investment conglomerate, the two parties aim at cooperating in the upstream and midstream Novatek Arctic LNG 2 project in Russia as well as in supplying of LNG, shipping arrangements, gas related infrastructure projects and transactions of other liquid hydrocarbons.According to Yamal LNG, the loan agreement with JBIC and another one signed with Intesa Sanpaolo bank on December 12, 2016, are part of the project financing package for the total amount equivalent to USD 19 billion, including financing from the Russian and Chinese banks and the National Welfare Fund of Russia.Yamal LNG is involved in the construction of a 16.5 million tons per annum natural gas liquefaction plant on the base of the hydrocarbon resources of the South-Tambeyskoye field. First LNG production is scheduled for 2017.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Jan 2015 – Turks and Caicos Hospitals are cited in a touching tale out of Miami, Florida where a cruise ship passenger gave birth four months early and the family is now reunited; the baby was born safely in Grand Turk. The couple from Georgia was given the okay by doctors for the eight day cruise on board the Carnival Breeze, but baby Micah wanted to do more than experience the trip from inside his mother’s belly… labour pains came, Gay-Ann, the mother was airlifted to the Cockburn Town Medical Center and weighing a mere one pound, four ounces Micah was born in the TCI. Eventually, Gay-Ann was transported home with medical complications including high blood pressure, an unrelenting fever and fluid in her lungs. Micah Richards was transported to Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial in Florida and now the mother and son are reunited. Gay-Ann told the Florida news station: “It’s like falling in love all over again.” The family is also seeking help for their medical bills. You can find the report on WSVN. Related Items:birth, carnival, cockburn town medical center, georgia, micah richards, turks and caicos hospitals TCI Hospitals ready to ride out the storm Recommended for you Vehicle Accident Claims Life Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines
SeaChange International has appointed Andrei Noppe as senior vice-president and general manager for the EMEA/APAC region. Noppe most recently served as executive vice-president of the M7 Group in Luxemburg, which offers satellite and direct-to-home DTH TV services in the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria under the brands Canal Digitaal, TV Vlaanderen, TeleSAT and AustriaSAT. He has also been managing director of Canal Digitaal, chief technology officer at Dutch cable operator Casema and managing director at Germany’s Primacom. “We are fortunate to add Andrei to our team. His vast technical knowledge is matched only by his outstanding business acumen for improving quality and customer satisfaction, reducing costs and increasing employee productivity in video service providers throughout Europe,” said Erwin van Dommelen, president, SeaChange Software.