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Hospital looking into wrong prescription claim

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, June 22, 2014

A FAMILY in Labasa fears for the health of their 59-year-old grandmother after she was prescribed wrong medicines at the Labasa Hospital on Wednesday night.

Ram Raji, a patient with a history of high blood pressure, had visited Labasa Hospital where she was advised to get the prescribed medication from the hospital's pharmacy.

Mrs Raji said the pharmacist gave two sachets of tablets and a small packet of medication.

"I did not even think of reading the prescriptions or asking my relatives to read the prescription," she said.

"I took two tablets on Wednesday night and went to bed.

"In the morning I started having body aches and when I was asked what had caused it I told my relatives that I had taken tablets the previous night."

Mrs Raji said her son in law checked the medicine packet and realised it was meant for one Saleshni Dutt who was suffering from fits.

"It is sad because I could have died last night and doctors would have smartly said that I was a known case of high blood pressure. This sort of incidents cannot be entertained in the Ministry of Health as their work deals with people's lives.

"We have lodged a report with the Labasa Hospital and we are going to lodge a report with police."

Responding to the concerns Labasa Hospital medical superintendent Avaiata Ketenilagi confirmed they had received the complaint.

Mr Ketenilagi said internal investigations were already progressing into the incident.








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