‘Pregnant mother was already COVID-positive before going to GMH’

Guam Memorial Hospital (PNC file photo)

The Guam Memorial Hospital administrator has belied claims by a pregnant mother that she got COVID-19 at GMH.

The pregnant mother, whose baby has since passed, and her sister had been sending out messages in social media, stating that her sister tested negative when first admitted, and then tested positive as a result of being at GMH.

But GMH administrator Lillian Perez-Posadas said the hospital’s information system shows otherwise.

“That’s not the information we have in our system,” she said in an interview with Tony Lamorena over NewsTalk K-57.

Posadas said the pregnant mother came to GMH on Sept. 19 but was already tested positive for COVID-19 at Public Health on Sept. 17

Meanwhile, a doctor who requested anonymity said GMH must do more to explain to pregnant women and their families how they are being protected in a COVID hospital.

“How can a 27-week baby die in womb while under watch inside the hospital? The question is whether GMH is safe for pregnant moms anymore? Can pregnant women expect to be infected when they go to GMH? What has been done in the past 5 days to ensure their safety?” the doctor asked.