A relative of a Bishop Gap’s man who sustained stab wounds yesterday, is not happy that the hospital has released him.
Kiran Herman, 29, sustained two stab wounds yesterday morning around 7:30 when he allegedly intervened in a dispute between his female cousin and a young man. He was admitted to Victoria Hospital in critical condition, according to relatives, but his condition stabilised later that same day.
Herman was discharged from Victoria Hospital this morning, Sept. 10 at about 9:30. However, a relative, speaking on condition of anonymity, said she is not happy that he was released so soon.
She said though Herman is now able to speak and move around, he is clearly still weak and in discomfort.
“We’re pissed and mad. That’s nonsense,” she said.
However, a source at Victoria Hospital said patients who are “out of the woods” are normally discharged.
“If you’re out of the woods, if your vital organs were not severely affected then the hospital would not keep you. Once the patient sticks to his/her medication and follows the doctor’s instructions they should be fine. Otherwise keeping them here when other serious critical patients are coming in daily, makes no sense,” the source explained.
However, the family is thankful that Kiran survived the incident. The family is also concerned that Kiran is being blamed for the stabbing.
“These people have been saying is five people that attack the guy (the suspect), that’s why he did the stabbing. If five people attack you, how comes you have no scratches or marks on your body. But don’t worry, what goes around, comes around. God is not asleep, he is awake,” a relative told St. Lucia News Online (SNO).