Six AUSMAT members on advisory capacity arriving tonight
June 21, 2021 4:43 pm
Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes with Minister for Health Doctor, Ifereimi Waqainabete
The multi-disciplinary Australian Medical Assistance team from Australia will be arriving into the country today.
This has been confirmed by the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes.
The High Commissioner says this includes six personnel who will be providing assistance in the area of advisory capacity.
“I want to be very, very clear about this, they are here to support their Fijian Vuvale, they are not leading the response, they are here in the advisory capacity to help the Fijian response.”
The team also include a personnel from New Zealand.
The Fijian Ministry of Health had sought the assistance from its Vuvale partner as COVID-19 cases has escalated in the past week.
Minister for Health, Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete, says he is happy to receive the six experts who will work closely with his advisory team.