Jodian Fearon’s mother yesterday promised to write a bestseller that would document her daughter’s story, and vouched that she would continue the fight for justice for her “princess”, who died after she was reportedly denied maternal healthcare at three Corporate Area hospitals.
Disclosing that Jodian was the first in her family to graduate from university, the proud mother added that, “She had also promised that she would have assisted me in writing my book about my life as a teenage mom and how I overcame the odds.”
Fearon, a 24-year-old first-time mother, died on April 25 at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), six hours after giving birth at the Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.
According to Fearon’s private doctor, both UHWI and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital refused to offer care to the young mother while she was in labour.
“I understand that there is a room at the Jubilee maternity hospital that was commissioned to provide a facility for pregnant women who would have to be isolated for whatever reason, but that facility was never commissioned, and so today, we will ensure that that facility is commissioned, so that we will never have another Jodian Fearon experience,” the government minister pledged.