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Minister lauds hospital project

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE Sigatoka Hospital has its own vegetable garden, serving fresh fruits and vegetables to admitted patients.

And Health Minister Doctor Neil Sharma said the successful project would be introduced to other health centres across the country.

Nadroga and Navosa SDMO Dr Sravaniya Dasi said the garden had been around for 15 years but the planting only intensified recently.

"We started working with the Taiwanese Technical Institute and they provided the resources for us to set up the garden," said Dr Dasi.

"It is a project that encourages healthy living through the supply of fresh and nutritious home-grown vegetables for our patients.

"It is a completely organic garden with a number of vegetables like spinach, beans and tomatoes — we even have cassava."

Dr Dasi said the project had also encouraged community development in Sigatoka Town.

"A lot of people from in and around the area come to the hospital to help with cleaning and harvesting the vegetables.

"It has brought a lot of people together and we are happy that we are able to have a successful project that has brought out a lot of positive impact."





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