Cop dies after taking injections, tablets

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Police constable, Rockliff Cozier

The Guyana Police Force is mourning the death of Constable 24530 Rockliff Cozier of Supply, East Bank Demerara who died after taking two injections for chickenpox and also filarial tablets.

In a release on Tuesday the police said the rank was stationed at Regional Police Division # 4 ‘B’ when he died on Tuesday about 18:15hrs at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

Enquiries revealed that about 08:30hrs Tuesday the constable who was infected with chickenpox allegedly received two injections for same and about 14:30hrs he allegedly took pills being used to treat filaria. “However, about 18:00hrs he collapsed while in a barrack room and was picked up and rushed to the GPHC in an unconscious state. He was placed in incubation during which he had a relapse, suffered two seizures and subsequently passed away,” the release stated. An investigation into the death of the Constable has since been launched.

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