A previous article incorrectly stated the date as January 8.
An official written statement released yesterday says late Ottio was critically ill when he was brought in by his guardians to the PIH emergency room at about 6pm on January 7, 2018.
He was transferred from the Gerehu Hospital where he was first presented.
The release states that the late Ottio appeared to be suffering from complications of a possible severe heat stroke.
He was attended at the PIH Emergency Room by the ER duty doctors and the critical care specialist and then transferred to the intensive care unit for further management and life support measures.
Extensive diagnostic work up including a chest x-ray, CT brain and several blood tests were done to continuously monitor the patient’s condition.
Despite all treatment measures, his medical condition deteriorated and he finally succumbed during the early hours of January 9.
“Clinical details cannot be shared owing to patient confidentiality,” says PIH.
In the meantime, PIH recommends a post mortem to determine the definite cause of death.
Loop PNG reached out to Gerehu Hospital, but CEO Dr Steven Yennie says an official statement will be released later this week.
(Picture: Pacific International Hospital)