Fiji Time: 5:58 AM on Tuesday 21 October

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.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Death shocks family
  2. Kidney hope
  3. Diwali fireworks
  4. $75k for homes
  5. Focus on minibuses
  6. PM commends multicultural celebration at Diwali event
  7. Minister assists pension recipient
  8. Park concern
  9. Unity needed to meet provincial levy, says chief
  10. Gala night marks awards event

Top Stories this Week

  1. PM invites Kepa Tuesday (14 Oct)
  2. Unknown Tuwai stands out in Gold Coast tournament Wednesday (15 Oct)
  3. False rumours warning Friday (17 Oct)
  4. Fiji removes all doubts Wednesday (15 Oct)
  5. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  6. Hundreds turn up to welcome 7s heroes Tuesday (14 Oct)
  7. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  8. Detailed report Friday (17 Oct)
  9. Law and order Thursday (16 Oct)
  10. Chief raises concern over river gravel extraction Tuesday (14 Oct)