Deputy PM committed to improving healthcare

March 17, 2023 6:46 am

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Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad, has promised to address the challenges faced by the Health Ministry.

During a meeting with Labasa Divisional Hospital Heads, Doctor Jaoji Vulibeci raised concerns about the hospital’s malfunctioning donated equipment, outdated machines requiring expensive repairs, and staff leaving the Ministry for better-paying jobs and facilities overseas.

In response, Prasad stated that the government is working to streamline bureaucratic processes to ensure clear decision-making and achieve efficiency.

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He also highlighted that the government is focused on improving facilities, infrastructure, and living conditions to retain staff and ensure effective service delivery.

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The Deputy Prime Minister also visited Dreketi Health Centre, Seaqaqa Health Centre, and Wainikoro Health Centre to gain a better understanding of the healthcare sector’s challenges.

Prasad’s tour in the Northern Division concludes today.