Fiji Time: 4:42 PM on Friday 28 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Two dead

Salaseini Moceiwai And Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

THE North recorded a death from dengue more than a week ago with the latest victim a 23-year-old woman.

Following her death, acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu plans to set up a taskforce to monitor the illness on Taveuni.

Ruth Ram, who died two weeks ago, was based at the Taveuni Hospital when she was taken ill last week.

Ruth's parents Reverend Ram Prit and his wife Sneh Lata could not stop crying as they held on to a photograph of their daughter.

Mr Prit said doctors at the Labasa Hospital told him she died of dengue fever.

"They have yet to do the post-mortem examination but the doctors told me she had dengue which affected her," he said.

Mrs Ram said she travelled to Taveuni last Friday to bring her daughter back home to Labasa.

"I took Ruth straight to the hospital as her condition was getting worse," she said.

"On Monday, when we visited we were told she was suffering from dengue fever and that her infection had reached a critical stage."

Mr Prit said even though he knew his daughter was in better hands now, he struggled to accept that she had gone.

Meanwhile, Mr Bolalevu said the North had now recorded two deaths by the mosquito-borne illness.

"Both deaths were caused by dengue and the two victims were infected while on Taveuni," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63200.6130
JPY 56.598553.5985
GBP 0.38360.3756
EUR 0.43070.4187
NZD 0.67860.6456
AUD 0.63490.6099
USD 0.50480.4878

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rabuka: Media just playing its role in informing public
  2. Parties defend reports
  3. People will 'judge'
  4. Police continue work on murder cases
  5. Karunaratne: Times should be applauded
  6. Chaudhry: Media has the right to report OAG findings
  7. Power-packed event
  8. Former schools rugby coach Ravulo laid to rest
  9. Right to breastfeed
  10. Procedure in place

Top Stories this Week

  1. I am my brother's keeper Thursday (27 Jul)
  2. How the first Tui Cakau was named Monday (24 Jul)
  3. The killer caught Tuesday (25 Jul)
  4. 'The Providers' Tuesday (25 Jul)
  5. Police detain chief Sunday (23 Jul)
  6. Touched by Times' story, anonymous donor helps student Wednesday (26 Jul)
  7. Ravulo leaves his mark Thursday (27 Jul)
  8. $300m query Wednesday (26 Jul)
  9. 48% of students surveyed had sex before 14 Tuesday (25 Jul)
  10. Man loses legs at jetty Wednesday (26 Jul)