Hospitals should provide beddings says Dr. Waqainabete
March 5, 2021 5:45 am
Minister for Health says Fijians need to report if they are advised to bring their own linen and pillows to public hospitals they are admitted in.
Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete was responding to questions on reports that some patients at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital General Ward were told to bring their beddings.
The Minister neither denies nor confirms these claims.
“Actually in terms of whether we have any shortages we need to clarify that but certainly patients should not be bringing in their own pillows and linen and if that has happened then we need to know, we need to know where which particular ward has done that.”
Waqainabete says the Ministry is responsible to provide beddings for every patient who is admitted.