HEALTH officials were sent to Kavewa Island in Macuata last week following reports of villagers contracting diarrhoea and skin infection because of the unavailability of proper water supply.
Divisional Medical Officer Northern Doctor Pablo Romakin confirmed the visit, saying the officials were yet to compile a report.
"We were notified that a group of villagers continued to suffer from diarrhoea and skin infection and they were using one pool of water for bathing," he said.
"We will be compiling the report soon and we will also draw up a water project proposal which will be submitted to relevant authorities for funding.
"We are concerned about their health and we are hoping our proposal will be approved for the sake of the villagers," said Dr Romakin.
Water Authority of Fiji's Divisional Engineer Northern Romulusi Mataitoga earlier said they had not received any proposal for a water project from Kavewa villagers nor had the village leaders visited WAF to ask for advice.
It was earlier reported that the pool of water in the village was plagued with algae and villagers depended on rain water for their daily cooking and drinking.
The villagers either bathe in the pool or in the sea because of the absence of proper water supply.