Friday, August 24, 2012
WELLINGTON (April 30, 2009 ):
A British nurse weighing 134kg has been refused permission to live in New Zealand because she is too fat, according to news reports on Thursday.
The 51-year-old nurse, who had been offered a job in a hospital for the elderly, was turned down by immigration officials because her body mass index of 55.2 made her morbidly obese.
Medical assessors said the woman would probably cost the country NZ$25,000 over four years in health treatment.Read More