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General Practitioners to set up clinics in Fijian communities

July 9, 2018 5:08 am

The 2018/2019 national budget is progressive as it incorporates strategic policy innovations and new initiatives uniquely targeted towards the empowerment of all Fijians.

This was highlighted by Minister for Health Rosy Akbar while giving her response on the budget in parliament today.

Akbar says health care accessibility is one of the key strategies for health sector development.

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She says general practitioners will be setting up clinics directly in Fijian communities to boost the accessibility of health services to rural and maritime areas.

“Furthermore facilitating general practitioners clinics in remote and peri-urban areas significantly increases the access to health services for the general population. Equity and access has also improved for the rural and remote peri-urban areas that is the same services offered at urban areas by general practitioners will now be made available to those rural populations and of course subsidized by the government.”

Meanwhile, Akbar has acknowledged the work carried out by community health workers who play a vital role in terms promoting good health and empowering communities as well.

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