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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.








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