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Better healthcare to help Fijians achieve good health: PM

August 8, 2018 4:50 am

Fiji’s medical facilities are quickly evolving allowing new and innovative treatment to be offered for the very first time.

This was highlighted by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama while opening the new Vatukarasasa nursing station in Tailevu today.

The nursing station worth half a million dollars will benefit three villages including Vatukarasa, Nameka and Natuva as well as Coloi settlement and two primary schools.

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The Health Ministry is also expected to provide a boat and an engine to the nursing station to assist them visit the villagers.

Bainimarama says the government is expanding access to healthcare unlike ever before promising to take every reasonable measure within their means to help Fijians achieve good health.

He adds $382 million has been allocated in the new financial year to improve the health of Fijians by funding capital projects and recruit highly skilled medical officers.

Bainimarama says the new budget has dedicated over $60 million to new capital development of the health sector, representing a bold, aggressive step in tackling the many health issues facing Fijians.

The Prime Minister also highlighted that community health workers are under the Health Ministry as opposed to other ministries.

There are over 1,800 of these workers in the country and for the first time ever, a new allocation of $4.6 million has been set aside to increase their allowances from $50 to $200 per month.

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