Health Minister Dr. Fuad Khan says an independent team of medical professionals will be appointed to probe the deaths of women at the maternity ward of the San Fernando General Hospital.

The most recent death was that of a 29 year old woman who died at the hospital on Saturday.

Dr. Khan spoke to members of the media yesterday about the matter.

He said the independent team has been selected to ensure transparency as the probe is conducted into the deaths

The Minister hopes that the audit that will be done would uncover the problems that lead to the recurring deaths of women who go into labour at San Fernando General.

He is also hoping that the investigation would help to regain the public’s confidence in the public health care system.