COMMISSIONER Central Lieutenant Colonel Laisenia Tuitubou fully supports the Fiji Free Filariasis Weekend campaign, which started yesterday around the country.
Lt-Col Tuitubou, who looks after the five provinces in the Central Division, says communities will surely benefit from the campaign against filariasis in Fiji after the weekend.
He said various sub-divisional medical officers and provincial administrators in the division would play a lead role in the distribution of the tablets among villages and provinces.
"The village nurses have a target to meet this weekend, where each nurse is required to distribute tablets to 200 people within their individual villages," Lt-Col Tuitubou said.
"The distribution of tablets will be conducted at Nausori Hospital for those living in Tailevu South, parts of Naitasiri and Rewa, for those living in Tailevu North distribution will be conducted at Korovou Hospital.
"Naitasiri, Serua and Namosi provinces will also receive their tablets this weekend. For those living in the interior of the five provinces, the tablets will be distributed by village nurses."
Lt-Col Tuitubou said the Commissioner Central's office would provide transport to those distributing the tablets.
"Different government department vehicles in the Central Division will assist in the distribution of filariasis tablets.
"We thank the Ministry of Health for introducing the campaign as communities will benefit from it the most, as many face difficulties in transportation services to get to health centres and hospitals.
"The ministry has made it easy for those living in the interior."
Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma launched the three-day campaign last week.