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Health delivery boost

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

IN an effort to boost the standard of health care in Fiji, the Ministry of Health has recruited 35 new doctors and 54 nursing graduates at the beginning of this year.

Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma said the new doctors were posted to the Suva, Lautoka and Labasa hospitals.

Two doctors are on overseas attachments in Singapore and Canberra in interventional cardiology and neuro-radiology while others on specialised training will return to take up posts in the health sector.

"Five doctors on overseas international exposure will return to Fiji from New Zealand this year. This is part of their postgraduate training and experience," he said.

Fifteen nurses who are in India will return by March this year after short-term attachments in the disciplines of neurology, urology, intensive and coronary care.

"A further 15 will proceed to India in the first six months of 2013 for emergency nursing, neurosurgery and renal transplant theatre nursing to especially upgrade nursing skills," he said.

The minister said the additional number of nurses and doctors to the workforce was expected to increase efficiency in service delivery.





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