VOLUNTEERS for the Fiji Filariasis Free weekend initiative by the Ministry of Health are yet to return registration booklets to officials in order to receive their payments.
This was confirmed by the Filariasis Unit yesterday, which said only a few of the approximately 1200 volunteers had handed in their booklets.
Ropate Ilisoni of the Filariasis Unit said volunteers must complete their quota of administering 200 people, as well as turn in their registration booklets before their $40 payment was made.
The Fiji Filariasis Free weekend ended on Sunday evening and the Health Ministry was confident that its initial target of 95 per cent coverage would be met, although figures were yet to come in.
The campaign covered areas in the Central, Northern and Eastern Divisions, with all figures expected to be in by tomorrow. Volunteers visited communities and corporate organisations around the three divisions and distributed filariasis tablets which was aimed at preventing the spread of the disease in the country.
The Western Division is the only one in Fiji that has adopted the test-and-treat approach, which is yet to be done in the other divisions.