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Indigent man found in distress hospitalized

by: Dominica Vibes News - March 12, 2015
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A well-known indigent man, who was found in a state of distress on Wednesday 11 March 2015, has been hospitalized.

Andy Carbon also known as ‘Push Up’ of Boetica who resides in Roseau was diagnosed with rectum prolapse, police public relations officer Claude Weekes told Dominica Vibes on Thursday 12 March.

Rectal prolapse, as defined by the American Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, is a condition in which the rectum (the last part of the large intestine before it exits the anus) loses its normal attachments inside the body, allowing it to telescope out through the anus, thereby turning it “inside out”.

Mr Weekes said Carbon was in some distress and transported to the Princess Margaret Hospital where he was examined by the doctor and admitted.

“It appears that they [medical officials] have given the preliminary reports, he has what they call rectum collapse. The police are investigating, it doesn’t appear, given our preliminary investigation, to be suspicious but we are investigating,” he said.

Carbon is currently a patient at the Alford Ward of the Princes Margaret Hospital.