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NBI starts investigation on dead Lapu baby’s case

November 24,2017 - 10:46 PM

Dr. Rene Cam takes tissue samples from the body of baby Ghirvaughn Mcreign Limpangog.
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THE National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) started on Friday their investigation on the death of one of the two infants from Barangay Pajac in Lapu-Lapu City, who died after he was vaccinated.

Dr. Rene Cam, NBI-7 medico-legal officer, took brain and body tissue samples and the internal organs of baby Ghirvaughn Mcreign Limpangog for laboratory examination.

The baby’s tissue samples and organs were placed on a cooler for transport to the NBI head office where the laboratory examinations wouold be made to determine the cause of his death.

Cam and representatives of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), led by Dr. Shelbay Blanco, visited at around 1:30 p.m. on Friday the Humay-Humay Cemetery, where baby Ghirvaughn was buried.

The baby’s mother Gian and grandfather Ariel also witnessed the proceedings.

Cam said the laboratory examination would last from a week to a month’s time depending on the workload of the crime laboratory personnel.

He said that working on an infant’s body tissues is difficult to do because these are not yet fully developed as compared to that of an adult.

Ghirvaughn was one of the two babies who died three days after they were given vaccination at the health center in Barangay Pajac, Abuno, on November 8.

Babies Ghirvaughn and Ayesha Mae Suson died while undergoing treatment at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

Ghirvaughn was buried on November 17 while Ayesha was buried the next day.

Ariel Igoy, 45, said he was determined to seek justice for the death of his grandson.

He expressed disappointment on how the DOH had been handling their case, the reason why he went to the NBI for assistance.

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