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No settlement ironed out in “missing” baby dilemma

To date no compensation has been given to the couple.
It was through Bishop Cline that Virgin Islands News Online was informed the body of the infant was missing.
It was through Bishop Cline that Virgin Islands News Online was informed the body of the infant was missing.
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A Filipino couple, who made headlines late last year when their deceased baby was mistakenly cremated by the hospital, is still awaiting financial compensation.

According to a source close to the family, the legal representatives for the couple and the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) are still trying to iron out what the best figure should be.

“The couple is very private, that is why nothing is really in the public as such, and I don’t think they are asking for a lot,” the source divulged.

When pressed for a ballpark figure of how much they are asking for, the sources was reluctant to reveal anything, but added “I could safely say it is more than $5,000.”

“Now that Bishop John Cline a strong supporter for the couple will be the new chairman of the BVIHSA I think the matter will be addressed swiftly and without any fuss,” the source opined.

As for the couple, the close friend stated that they are healing from the ordeal with the support of family and friends. The details surrounding their baby being cremated first came to light on Monday October 17, 2011 via online newspapers and television station of a body missing from Peebles Hospital morgue.

It was three days later the BVIHSA released a statement and apologised on the matter, which stated that an investigation in collaboration with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force revealed that the body was accidentally removed from the morgue and cremated due to a procedural error.

It was through Bishop Cline that Virgin Islands News Online was informed the body of the infant went missing after the mother gave birth on October 9, 2011 but only to learn that the female baby died two hours later as a result of complications. However, when a Pathologist arrived in the Territory on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 to conduct a post mortem, the body of the infant could not be found at the morgue.

After several days of searching, the couple was informed on Sunday, October 16 by hospital officials that the baby might have been cremated by accident. It is alleged that when the parents asked for the ashes they were informed that the hospital did not have it because it may have been thrown away.

9 Responses to “No settlement ironed out in “missing” baby dilemma”

  • k (02/02/2012, 09:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    They was going pay me 1 million dollars for their carelessness.
  • egg face (02/02/2012, 09:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    since the good pastor was so passionate about this issue now he will be the Chair let me see what he does....
  • revolution (02/02/2012, 10:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this might be a case of discrimnation because they are filiponoies....
  • assasin (02/02/2012, 18:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You all need to stop encouraging foolishness it is not like they cremated a live child. It was an honest mistake. Move on and stop looking to milk the system for everything.
    • bb (03/02/2012, 10:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Are you kidding me?! Milk the system? Honest mistake? You need to put yourself in these people position. Live or dead that was their child and they deserved for him or her to be laid to rest as they wanted. You sicken me with this BS

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