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Overseas training for health staff

Nasik Swami
Saturday, December 15, 2012

EFFORTS are now being made to train local doctors and nurses to provide better tertiary health care services in Fiji.

The Ministry of Health sent 11 nurses and a doctor to Sahyadri Group of Hospitals in Pune, India on Thursday.

The 12-member team will undergo various trainings in India to uplift their skills in the areas of neurology, cardiology, neurosurgery, intensive care and operation theatre.

Speaking to the team of health officials on Thursday, India's High Commissioner to Fiji Vinod Kumar said the team was the second batch travelling to India for training.

"I thank the Fijian government for taking the initiative of improving tertiary health care in Fiji," he said.

Mr Kumar said the idea of sending health professionals to India was to provide them with on-the-job training. "The training is the best way forward to promote and enhance human resource needs in Fiji," he said.





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