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Consumer watchdog pleased with Health Budget

November 22, 2014 4:00 am

The Consumer Council of Fiji believes the government has heard the plight of the people.

Council CEO, Premila Kumar says Fijians can now expect an improved service delivery in the country’s’ health care system with 2015 budgetary allocation of $269.7million dollars.

The council has welcomed the announcement of an increase of $47.3 million that will see the recruitment of 150 new doctors, 200 nurses and 91 other health workers that support the health system.

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Kumar also commended the governments free medicine initiative which will benefit families earning less than $20,000.

The council also commended the government for imposing a 5cents per litre exercise duty on sugar-sweetened drinks.

The council has applauded the Government for keeping its promise to implement reforms in the health sector.

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