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Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Local News in Brief

Shortage delays plans

THE shortage of cement in the market has delayed opening plans of the new Bua Health Centre. Minister for Health Doctor Neil Sharma said although the construction of the relocated health centre was almost complete, the shortage of cement had delayed the finishing work. Dr Sharma has been on a tour of health facilities in the division.

Resthouse useful

VILLAGERS of Bua have made good use of the resthouse at Nabouwalu Hospital. Health Minister Doctor Neil Sharma said the resthouse had been opened and villagers who travel from afar to be with loved ones admitted in the hospital have used the rooms. A minimum fee is paid by occupants who use the government-funded facility.

No typhoid cases

THE north recorded no reports of typhoid following TC Evan. Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said compared to the west, Vanua Levu showed positive results of having no typhoid cases reported. Health officials were deployed to areas in the west after the cyclone following reports of typhoid cases there, although these were not part of a new epidemic.





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