HEALTH officials in the Northern Division visited Nasarawaqa Village in Bua early this week to increase awareness on communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Divisional health inspector northern Rakesh Kumar said the initiative was part of the Health Ministry's efforts to inform people on the impact and the preventative measures of such diseases.
"We received cases from this village in the past years and we thought it was only proper to organise an awareness program here so people can understand the actions or measures they should take to prevent them from getting sick.
"It starts from basic health and hygiene, proper sanitation and clean environment in order for one to live a healthy lifestyle.
"People in this village don't have proper water supply and we are also visiting them to identify areas that need our absolute attention and assistance."
Mr Kumar said they aimed to facilitate rural dwellers in the north with wholesome water supply this year. "We have visited a lot of rural places and one common problem they face is proper water supply.
"Most of them drink from a well, creeks and rivers and technically, people can get sick because the supply of water is not treated. This year, we are working with corporate organisations and agencies to provide people with proper water supply," said Mr Kumar.