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Doctors on standby

Ropate Valemei
Monday, December 17, 2012

ALL doctors who were on leave were called back in by the Ministry of Health on Friday to be on standby for all the activated command centres in the different divisions around Fiji.

Health Ministry's acting permanent secretary Doctor Josefa Koroivueta said they have increased the number of doctors and nurses in divisional hospitals and major health centres.

"Everybody will be on emergency in all activated command centres around the country and all doctors who went on leave in the last few weeks were called in again for emergency," Dr Koroivueta said. He said apart from the emergency unit, other services would also be open.

Dr Koroivueta said they met on Friday and the doctors were briefed on the health services to be carried out during cyclones.

He added doctors and nurses were ready to carry out their duty in all divisions.

"We are concerned on the lives of people and their safety during this cyclone."

He said procedures for health needs would have to be followed in all evacuation centres around Fiji.

"People in evacuation centres can visit their sub-divisional hospitals if it is a serious case," said Dr Koroivueta.

He said people had to follow the advice from the DISMAC office and listen to the radio for updates and precautionary measures.

Dr Koroivueta said people could also visit their nearest sub-divisional hospitals, divisional hospitals and health centres for assistance.