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New dispensary to bring much needed relief

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, January 19, 2014

TWO people in Yadua Village have died in the past years because of the lack of transportation mode to carry patients to Nabouwalu Hospital for treatment.

Speaking at the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama's Talanoa session on Friday, Yadua Island health dispensary nurse Alumeci Radrodro said they didn't have a boat and the transportation of patients to the mainland was a problem.

Mrs Radrodro also told Commodore Bainimarama that the dispensary had been in a pathetic condition since its construction in 1978.

"Au kerea wale tikoga ke rawa ni dua na noqu waqa me dau vukei au na vakaleleci ira na tauvimate ena gauna ni leqa (I request for a boat to help me transport patients during emergencies)," she said.

"Sa keimami vaka vale vata kei ira na manumanu ena so na gauna baleta na kau sa ra vuvuca na kau ni valenibula (The timber of the building is rotten and we have to share the dispensary with rodents when looking after the sick).

"Au kerekere ke rawa ni dua na noqu idini me rawa ni dau jaji taki kina noqu talevoni ena vuku ni veitaratara kei ratou na neitou ena valenibula i Nabouwalu ka me i vurevure ni rarama ena noqu veiqaravi ena gauna ni leqa tubukoso (I also request for a generator to assist me in doing my work as I don't have any source of electricity and to enable me to charge my phone for the sake of communication to Nabouwalu Hospital during emergencies)."

Commodore Bainimarama approved the nurse's request and said it will include the relocation of the hospital from its present location to a safer spot.








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