Other cases similar to that of 49-year-old Nur Nisha of Navakai in Nadi have been reported to the Fiji Disabled People’s Federation.
This was confirmed by FDPF president Sumasafu Vilsoni who said cases reported to them were mainly of people suffering from mental illnesses.
“We are doing our best to assess each case.”
He said the case of Ms Nisha called for an indepth study to assess areas in which her family could be assisted with her care.
He said they also intended to set up a fund for the Navakai resident.
“We want to set up a fund for her and involve all other relevant stakeholders to help out.
“When we were contacted by TVNZ, I suggested that a fund be set for her and her family and at this stage, it is still a suggestion but we are working to have that done.”
He said issues surrounding Ms Nisha needed more assessment as claims were also brought up that she was allegedly abandoned by immediate family members who migrated overseas.
Meanwhile, Nadi Disabled People’s Foundation president Kitione Waqanisau said a survey would be conducted to find out exactly how many people with special needs were living in the area.
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