Update: 5:31PM PRIME Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama opened the new nursing station in Bua today.
At the ceremony, he assured the people of Bua that infrastructural development needed in the area would be delivered by his government.
"This facility caters for a total population of around 1300 people," he said.
"My fellow Fijians, this is your nursing station.
"Use it well. I urge you to come here at the first signs of illness and before it gets serious so that a higher level of medical care is required."
The new nursing station serves the villages of Navunievu, Koroinasolo, Bua, Tiliva, Dalomo and 16 other settlements and four schools.
The old Bua Nursing station was built 35 years ago and because of its isolated location, only few people have had access to health services.
Commodore Bainimarama said in the past, people were forced to hire vehicles to go to Nabouwalu Hospital rather than be treated locally.
"My Government is building a new Fiji based on equality for everyone - a country in which we are all Fijians and our children grow up with the same opportunities," he said.