Friday 14 August, 2020

WATCH: Family challenges reported version of woman’s death at hospital

Dave Sinclair looking at a photo of his wife who died under undetermined circumstances at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew on Wednesday.

Dave Sinclair looking at a photo of his wife who died under undetermined circumstances at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew on Wednesday.

The family of a woman who is believed to have fallen to her death in a chute in the vicinity of the isolation ward at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew on Wednesday morning, is seeking clarity about what really happened.

It has been suggested that the woman, who was believed to have been afflicted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), was trying to escape from the hospital and fell into a ventilator chute, in which she died.

Forty-three-year-old Carsha Johnson Sinclair was reportedly tested for COVID-19, but her family said no results were presented to her or the family.

Dave Sinclair

Her husband, Dave Sinclair, and other family members, are demanding answers from the hospital, and have retained a prominent attorney to represent their interests.

In an interview with Loop News on Thursday, Mr Sinclair said the family is insisting on the provision of CCTV footage to show what occurred that led to his wife’s death.

Attorney Isat Buchanan

Sinclair said because of his wife’s medical challenges, she could not walk for even a minute without being supplied with oxygen, and questioned how she supposedly walked for some distance and climbed upon a bin to go down into the ventilator chute.

The oxygen pump that was used to supply Carsha Sinclair with the precious commodity.

No motive has yet been offered for her reported attempt to escape the facility.

Reporting on the incident, a representative of the Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the police’s information arm, on Wednesday said: "She fell to her death, we don't have the exact details. There is an investigating officer at the scene, but it is understood that the woman had been in the isolation ward at the hospital. It is suspected that she may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus,"

Members of the Sinclair family all concerned about Wednesday's tragic development in relation to their loved one.

Sinclair also said he cannot go back to work at present, as since the news of his wife’s death broke, his boss believes that he has been exposed to the C0VID-19 virus.

He said he won’t be able to go back to work until he gets a clean bill of health from medical authorities, and the situation has significantly affected his life.

Share in the outline from Mr Sinclair and the family’s lawyer in the video below.

 

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