Baby’s Death In­ves­ti­gated

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - ASHNA KU­MAR Edited by Maika Kalouniv­iti Feed­back: ashna.ku­mar@fi­jisun.com.fj

Ababy’s death is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, confi rms Min­is­ter for Health Jone Usa- mate.

He said in­ves­ti­ga­tions are be­ing car­ried out on the death of eight­month-old baby, Ivan Alvin Kr­is­han, who died at Nau­sori Health Cen­tre about 2am on Wed­nes­day. “We will look into the mat­ter and talk to the doc­tors and nurses at CWM Hospi­tal to know the sit­u­a­tion from their side,” Mr Usa­mate said. Ivan died on Wed­nes­day morn­ing from a Sep­sis in­fec­tion.

Sep­sis is a po­ten­tial life-threat­en­ing virus oc­cur­ring when harm­ful bac­te­ria and their tox­ins get into the tis­sue through an in­fec­tion or a wound. Mr Kr­is­han said Ivan was fine the whole day when he got home from work; he sud­denly started to cough and vomit when I put him to sleep. “As soon as I saw Ivan vom­it­ing, I straight away took him to the near­est health cen­tre but un­for­tu­nately it was closed. Then I rushed him down to CWM Emer­gency Unit. “When I did not have any re­sponse from the doc­tors and nurses at CWM, I then took him to Nau­sori Health Cen­tre where the doc­tor there ex­am­ined my son right away. How­ever at around 2am the doc­tor said Ivan was dead,” he said. “Ivan was our beloved son. He was cute and he loved to eat. He was at­tached to me more than his mother and grand­fa­ther. Lit­tle Ivan was laid to rest yes­ter­day at Wainibuku Ceme­tery.

Photo: Ashna Ku­mar

Fa­ther, Alvin Ku­mar (right), with rel­a­tives car­ry­ing the cas­ket of the late Ivan Alvin Kr­is­han.

The late Ivan Alvin Kr­is­han.

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