Death of 4-year-old girl is investigated by the MP after suspicion of medical negligence in SC | Santa Catarina

Death of 4-year-old girl is investigated by the MP after suspicion of medical negligence in SC | Santa Catarina
Death of 4-year-old girl is investigated by the MP after suspicion of medical negligence in SC | Santa Catarina
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1 of 1 Sofia Pereira, aged 4, whose death is being investigated on suspicion of medical negligence — Photo: Personal archive
Sofia Pereira, aged 4, whose death is being investigated on suspicion of medical negligence — Photo: Personal archive

The death of a 4-year-old girl in Barra Velha, on the North Coast of Santa Catarina, was investigated after suspicions of medical negligence. The child, Sofia Pereira, reportedly died of dengue fever.

A The girl’s family declared that there was negligence on the part of the doctor who treated her in the municipality’s Emergency Department. Barra Velha City Hall said that it removed the professional who provided care to the child and that it will open an investigation.

In fact, news was published by the Public Ministry of Santa Catarina on Monday (1st). The girl died on Sunday (31).

MP investigates death of 4-year-old girl after suspicion of medical negligence

She had her first symptoms on Wednesday (27) and was taken to the city’s Emergency Room. Even though they received the priority bracelet, the unit was full of patients and the family took a long time to receive assistance.

“This doctor didn’t ask for an exam, he didn’t prescribe medicine into the vein, nothing. He gave pills, ointment”, said the mother, Ana Paula.

According to the first information from the MPSC, the girl would have been treated on three occasions at the Barra Velha Emergency Room and released home.

When investigating the case, the MPSC asked the Municipal Health Department for copies of all documentation relating to the care provided to the child and to provide the name and position of the professionals responsible for the care.

In addition, the department must send a copy of the administrative procedure initiated on the case. The deadline is 48 hours. The city hall informed that it received the request from the MPSC.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office also asked the Jaraguá Hospital and Maternity Hospital, where the child was transferred and ended up dying, for copies of medical records. The health unit is in Jaraguá do Sul, about 50 kilometers from Barra Velha.

The deadline given to the hospital is 48 hours. The health unit said it received the request and will provide the information to the agency.

Finally, the MPSC asked the Barra Velha Police Station to open a police investigation, which has already been done, according to the Civil Police.

The municipality’s interim mayor, Daniel Pontes da Cunha, said in a video on social media that “we are taking all appropriate administrative measures. I asked the secretary to inform the company, asking for the doctor who treated him to be removed. An investigation would be opened to determine all the facts of this incident, this fatality. If there was any medical negligence, it will certainly be investigated”

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