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Baby fall probe

Shalveen Chand
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A WOMAN who claimed she delivered her baby while being forced to walk from the observation room in the maternity ward to the delivery room says doctors have not been able to tell her what is wrong with her child.

Farina Nisha claimed that as a result of the delivery on March 13 this year, the newborn fell on the floor and suffered injuries.

Ms Nisha said doctors and nurses were still taking blood samples from the infant, but now the samples were being taken from his leg, compared to last week when it was drawn from the baby's hand.

She said Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama visited her on Sunday morning.

"Mr Bainimarama came to see me. He asked the staff what had happened, they said there were beds in the hallway," Mrs Nisha said.

"He was told that there were visitors also. The Prime Minister told them to remove the bed and ensure visitors were not crowding the hallway.

"But that's not what happened that night. It was after midnight. I think I was shouting too much and they thought they would make me walk."

Mrs Nisha said her son was put on antibiotics despite the doctors saying there was nothing wrong with him.

"The doctors said the antibiotics would kill germs if an infection was there.

"My son still hasn't stopped vomiting. Now he even vomits when he is sleeping. I want answers. I want the Health Ministry to tell me why my son is vomiting and if there is nothing wrong, why so many tests. Why he is still admitted in hospital."

Head of the maternity unit Dr James Fong said their investigation was still continuing and would only comment once it was completed.








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