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Man wants death probe

Litia Vulaidausiga
Monday, August 25, 2014

THE son of a patient who died while being transferred to the Lautoka Hospital from Rakiraki is claiming that she was ill-treated by medical staff members and has called for an investigation.

Abhay Nand claims that his mother, Shiri Mati, was unconscious for three days at the Rakiraki Hospital before he requested her transfer to Lautoka.

Ms Mati, 54, was admitted last Saturday evening for shortness of breath and had been unconscious from Monday to Wednesday last week, he claimed.

"In the ambulance, they only took half a tank of oxygen, which finished between Rakiraki and Tavua and the other tank finished between Ba to Lautoka and she died," Mr Nand said.

He claimed the doctor who treated his mother refused to give him information on her medication.

The Ministry of Health's media liaison officer, Sunil Chandra, said according to the patient's folder, there was no negligence by staff nurses.

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