THE damage caused to health facilities in the Western Division by the flood has been estimated at $606,000.
The Health Ministry arrived at this figure after carrying out an initial damage assessment of health facilities from Sigatoka to Rakiraki.
Ministry spokesman Peni Namotu said: "We are now working on a detailed assessment to see the full damage to health facilities in the Western Division."
Mr Namotu said there had been some damage to mortuary facilities at Nadi Hospital, and the mortuaries at Nailaga and Balevuto health centres in Ba.
He said the cost of damage to the mortuaries at the three health facilities were mostly to do with technical repairs.
"The dental building at Lautoka Hospital has also been affected as there was a landslide after the first flood and some more after the recent flood," he said.
Mr Namotu said the dental department had been relocated to the main hospital building until works were complete.
He said public works engineers had been working in the dental building area where landslides were experienced.
The landslides from near the edge of the dental building also posed a risk to residents of Malamala St in Simla, Lautoka.
Landslides have been a common occurrence in that area during continuous heavy rain.