New quarters for health staff

PA Macuata Semi Kuru (fifth from left) officiates at the ground breaking ceremony at Naduri Health Center in Macuata. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

THE $411,943.70 duplex quarters that will be constructed soon at the Naduri Health Centre in Macuata is expected to benefit staff members and improve their services to the public. Officiating at the groundbreaking ceremony of the quarters yesterday, provincial administrator Macuata Semi Kuru said the ceremony marked the transition from the planning period to reality.

Mr Kuru lauded the stakeholders involved in the project and said the project was the second of its kind. He also said the ministry had another project in progress at Seaqaqa.

“Our new premises will allow for necessary flexibility to foster interaction and communications both among the centre’s staff and the community,” he said.

“At the same time, the premises will reflect the values, integrity, excellence, efficiency and transparency that are essential to our activities.

“We are also committed to ecological sustainability and, to this end, our premises will also be environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient.”

Mr Kuru said the project was officially approved last year, adding that plans to establish the duplex quarters at the centre began in 2015.

He said improving the living conditions of staff members would reflect on their services.

Four staff members comprising a medical officer and three nurses work at the Naduri Health Centre sharing quarters.