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Plans to increase nursing fraternity

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, January 18, 2014

THE Health Ministry hopes to employ about 3400 nurses over the next five years.

Minister Dr Neil Sharma said this would be a result of an increase in nursing enrolments.

"The nursing numbers have gone up in the past five years from 1500 to about 2400 and that is good news because the government has been very supportive," he said.

"In fact, we have increased the intake of nurses from 90 annually to 170.

"And over the next five years, we will take in 200."

Dr Sharma said the ministry hoped the increase in enrolment would further boost Fiji's nursing population in the country.

"So, I'm hoping that five years down the line we will have close to 3400 nurses working in the system.

"It will be easier, a lot more focused and a lot more patient-centred."








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