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Mother seeks compensation for loss

Mere Naleba
Friday, August 01, 2014

THE family of a woman who claims to have lost her newborn after she was refused prenatal care at the Navua Hospital is seeking compensation from the Health Ministry.

Family lawyer Nancy Choo of R Patel Lawyers said they had written to the Health Ministry on their position "to compensate for the loss the victim suffered".

Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma confirmed the ministry had received the letter from Akisi Naiuruuru's lawyer and will respond accordingly.

"The lawyers have written and we are ready to respond to them. Our investigations are complete and I will leave it at that at this point in time," Dr Sharma said.

On June 16 this year, Ms Naiuruuru, 27, experienced labour pains and visited the Navua Hospital where she was told by a nurse to travel to the CWM Hospital in Suva for medical attention because her file was there.

The nurse in question was suspended immediately pending investigations.

"We have written to the ministry to see if we can settle this out of court and probably work something out in terms of settling in terms of negligence," Mrs Choo said

"We're not saying that the hospital was negligent because at this point in time, we cannot determine if it was negligence on their part unless the court determines. But of course in light of the fact that was presented to us in terms of the accident, we are seeking a compensation for the loss the victim has suffered."

She said they were confident the outcome of their request would be in the affirmative.








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