BUTUAN City — Investigation initiated by Agusan del Norte provincial health office is now on-going over the death of a two-year-old boy who died after a hot cup of coffee accidentally spilled over the boy’s frail body causing body burns and led to the boy’s untimely death while in hospital confinement.
In an interview, Agusan del Norte provincial health officer Dr. Elizabeth Campado told Gold Star Daily her office is investigating the death of Steve Calo-oy of Purok 8, Barangay Tagcatong, Carmen town in Agusan del Norte.
Calo-oy who died last March 15 sustained second degree burns in nearly half of his body.
“We wanted to know why it took so long for the parents to bring the boy at the Nasipit District Hospital where he was first brought after he was brought here at the Provincial Hospital, of what really happened during treatment,” Campado said.
Campado claimed the victim was referred from Nasipit District Hospital to Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital here in Butuan five days later after spilling incident took place.
“Based on the case hospital chart of Steve, he was injected with an anti-tetanus shot after he was transferred here, 6:30 pm of March 13 then a prescription for silver sulfadiazine,” Campado said.
“When doctors here at the provincial hospital checked the boy, they found out half of his body suffered burns, very weak already and suspected to have suffered dehydration,” Acampado added. (Ben Serrano)