Baby succumbs to burns while receiving treatment overseas

Almost three weeks battling for his life after suffering 50 per cent second and third degree burns to his body, baby Devin Bishoondial, 15 months old, succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment overseas.

In late April, the toddler was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Paediatric Surgical Unit after receiving injuries when his elder brother allegedly lit a fire and threw a highly flammable substance into the fire. It was reported that the baby received seriously burns about his face, chest and legs.

Due to the condition of the toddler, The Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) Charity along with other

Dead: Devin Bishoondial
Dead: Devin Bishoondial

organisations made arrangements for him to be taken overseas but after fighting long and hard to survive, his tiny, fragile body could not handle the severity of his injuries.

Guyana Times understands that the toddler died due to complications stemming from fluid build-up in his lungs, and heart failure.

His mother is devastated and is struggling to come to grips with the pain of losing her child.

Preparations are being made for the funeral.