Fiji Time: 8:23 AM on Friday 30 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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 50.568747.5687
GBP 0.37930.3713
EUR 0.44160.4296
NZD 0.68680.6538
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49740.4804

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dire straits
  2. Judoka dies
  3. Lutumailagi in top form
  4. Ex-sales rep jailed
  5. Veikoso's life of struggle, pain
  6. FRA to advertise jobs, hope for MWH workers
  7. Committee recommends MP's suspension
  8. Ratu Isoa apologises
  9. FLP condemns proposal
  10. Killer disease claims 1200 lives annually

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  9. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)