Hospital probes death of baby who fell on concrete floor

by Lora Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 29 2014 06:26 PM | Updated as of May 31 2014 03:02 AM

COTABATO CITY - The Cotabato Regional and Medical Center management created an investigating committee to conduct a probe on the incident last May 20 inside the delivery room where a baby died after allegedly falling on the concrete floor.

The mother alleged she was left unattended by nurses and staff while she was in labor.

Dr. Helen Yambao, CRMC chief of hospital, said any information will be released as soon as results come out of the investigation.

She said the nurses will be called for questioning.

Amid the controversy being faced by the hospital, an ongoing auditing is being conducted for International Organization Standardization certification purposes.

"Ngayong ino-audit na lahat ng sections para makita yung mga proseso… bawat section ng hospital in general ay nasasaayos,” she said. All processes are documented, she said.

She said there is no plan to privatize the hospital. The auditing is only for quality standard purposes to attain customer satisfaction.

She said she is hopeful that the incident last May 20 will not be a hindrance, but will further improve the services given by the hospital to its patients.

The hospital also aims to give better quality health care services that are affordable, equitable and sustainable.

"Meron ding mga unpreventable na mga instances na ganito na pwede ring mangyari, pero di lang tumitigil ito na i-explain sa public na, after this, ano ba ang gagawin ng hospital? Ano gagawin ng staff para ma-prevent ito?" Yambao said.