Fiji Time: 7:59 PM on Tuesday 1 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Health boards to be held accountable

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, January 17, 2014

TRANSPARENCY is vital to ensure that boards overlooking public health facilities are accountable to the Health Ministry.

Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said while the ministry allowed 79 boards to become registered trusts, the panels must be able to provide the ministry with detailed information of all finances used to upgrade the health facilities.

"All the boards are trusts now and they have to submit annual accounts and an annual report to the minister's office," he said.

"This is because they are able to be held accountable for all the processes they undergo to improve these facilities."

Dr Sharma said the government made its stand clear on what boards needed to do when utilising funds.

"We have made ourselves very clear that no funds be misused.

"The Health Ministry is not the only body that will look after health. We can all come together and help out in the way that we can and this is one way we can do that.

"With a lot more of an effective board and all of these boards are reduced in size so that we don't have 13 or 14 members because there is no quorum and there are too many divergent views.

"So by having a small number of board members with about five or seven people, they are able to work together."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.61460.5956
JPY 57.269854.2698
GBP 0.30430.2963
EUR 0.41690.4049
NZD 0.74320.7102
AUD 0.66000.6350
USD 0.46970.4527

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st September 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Nightclub employee charged with murder
  2. Delasau: One of the best
  3. Fiji is safe, says PNG student
  4. Yato aims for the best in England
  5. Teenager dead after being bumped by bus
  6. Fijians ready for battle
  7. Extinct dialects
  8. Devi: Register for service
  9. McCaw ready for ABs assignment
  10. Frequency upgrade

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  4. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  5. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  6. Leaders hit back at PM Monday (31 Aug)
  7. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  8. Naqelevuki in doubt Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Nadolo gets $2 for RWC Sunday (30 Aug)
  10. Fear of losing iTaukei language Monday (31 Aug)