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House of refuge

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, January 25, 2013

PEOPLE of Bua can breathe a sigh of relief with the completion of a rest house at the Nabouwalu Hospital.

Immediate relatives of patients at the district hospital will worry no more about hiring vehicles to visit them on a daily basis.

The rest house was an initiative of the Health Ministry through a private-public partnership.

In a statement, Health Minister Doctor Neil Sharma said immediate relatives of patients, who lived some distance from the hospital, could stay at the rest house instead of forking out extra money on transportation.

"This basically means relatives can save money and time because they will be closer to their loved ones at the hospital," Dr Sharma said.

"The house has improved facilities such as a toilet, bathroom and a kitchen."

Meanwhile, the Bua Nursing Station has been relocated to Wainunu so those living in the area can have easy access to medical treatment.

It was earlier reported that about $10,000 was set aside by the government to relocate the station.

Dr Sharma will tour hospitals and health centres in the Northern Division next week.

The relocation and upgrade of facilities is part of government's overall plan to improve health service delivery to the people of Fiji.





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