Fiji Time: 3:33 PM on Friday 23 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








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 0.64830.6293
JPY 55.152652.1526
GBP 0.38480.3768
EUR 0.43900.4270
NZD 0.68110.6481
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49180.4748

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 23rd, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. FRA boss quits
  2. Umarji walks free
  3. Allowance increase
  4. Farmers: '$15 too much ... fix tramlines'
  5. Khan: No big fete
  6. Suva to play Labasa tomorrow
  7. New cars 'affect taxi business'
  8. FDB wins Asian award
  9. Katonitabua clarifies gravel royalties
  10. EMS tender audit

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radio host cleared of rape Tuesday (20 Jun)
  2. Band releases tribute to Radradra Sunday (18 Jun)
  3. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. Youths earn $76,000 from grog harvest Sunday (18 Jun)
  5. For better, for worse, Burotu ties the knot Saturday (17 Jun)
  6. Electricity bills worry customers Monday (19 Jun)
  7. No terror link Tuesday (20 Jun)
  8. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  9. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  10. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)