THE hospitals that treated a young maid in the days before her death from rabies have failed to hand over crucial documents to investigators, police said. Tuen Mun Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital have ignored repeated requests for Cristina Solano's medical records, a police source said. A team of investigators in Castle Peak police division are compiling a report for the coroner into Solano's death on July 16. The report will be used to determine whether an inquest is held, and also is being awaited by the Medical Council, which wants to use it to determine whether any doctors should be disciplined over the case. Solano, 22, died in Princess Margaret Hospital two months after being bitten by a dog in her native Philippines. In her final days, she developed a terror of water, suffered near-constant vomiting and was driven to hit her head against a wall repeatedly. Five days before her death, Tuen Mun Hospital sent her home with a tetanus injection. Doctors there later sent her to Princess Margaret after she returned and her symptoms worsened. Two private doctors had seen Solano before her first hospital visit; neither diagnosed her as having rabies. A police source said investigators began seeking both hospitals' records on Solano soon after her death. '[The officer in charge] has been trying very hard to get those reports because they're rather crucial to the investigation,' he said. Investigating officers were still awaiting the reports, and had no idea why they had not received them from the hospitals, the source said. Medical Council assistant secretary Stanley Sew Chan-wa said the council had taken statements from some witnesses, but had no power to summon people so would rely on evidence collected by police. A Tuen Mun Hospital spokeswoman said the police request for records was not made until late last month. She said: 'We need at least six weeks for medical-report writing. We're not refusing to hand them over - it's in progress.' A spokesman for Princess Margaret Hospital said a report would be given to police in the next few days. 'It takes 40 days to prepare a medical report, then we send it to our head office for some vetting,' he said. 'The report's already ready and we will give it to police in the next couple of days.' When the police death report is complete, the coroner will decide whether to make it public. Mr Sew said it was usual for a death report to be kept secret until the conclusion of any inquest.