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Sickle cell toll mounts to 36 in Bahrain

MANAMA, September 13, 2014

Bahrain early yesterday (September 12) morning recorded its 36th sickle cell death after a 16-year-old boy died from complications at a major public hospital.

Mohammed Khalifa Ismail died at 4.15am after a sharp drop in blood circulation led to a heart attack while he was in the toilet of his room in the internal medicine ward of the Salmaniya Medical Complex, according to a statement by Health Ministry, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

"The teenager was admitted on Tuesday with sickle cell complications. He was stable and under the care of a specialised medical team with nurses checking his readings on a regular basis.

"However, before his death, he asked the nurses on duty to go the toilet.  After minutes when nothing was heard, they checked on him, but there was no response. Security personnel were called in to break the door and found him lying on the floor,” the statement said.

"The on-call doctor was immediately alerted. He tried to revive Mohammed, but to no avail, and then pronounced him dead.

“The ministry said that incident was matched by the Interior Ministry's coroner, who inspected the deceased.

"The ministry pays its condolences to the deceased family," the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service




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