The Ministry of Health has today clarified that the 19 year old rugby player, Monika Koroidrekelevu who has unfortunately passed away, was admitted on 28th of June for an emergent surgical condition however in keeping with her family wishes, a decision to engage traditional healing was made.
The Ministry says the unfortunate public discussion surrounding her demise needs clarification.
It says following diagnosis by the medical specialists, the patient and her family were counselled on the investigation results and recommended treatment.
The family had chosen to engage traditional healing.
She was discharged on 1st July against medical advice.
The Ministry says in this case, a timely diagnosis of the patient’s condition was made and appropriate treatment offered.
It also says their clinical data does not support the contention of trauma as the cause.
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