Fiji Time: 5:41 PM on Wednesday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$56k needed to fight on

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, February 20, 2014

THE Health Ministry will need about $56,000 to address and spread awareness of dengue fever in the Western Division.

This was revealed in a meeting of government officials in the Commissioner Western's office yesterday.

Divisional health inspector Rakesh Kumar said for the Rakiraki Health office, a total of $5592 was needed, Tavua $4260, Ba $7280, Lautoka $19,565.38, Nadi $14,000 and Sigatoka $6000.

"Out of this, we have had our proposal for Nadi, Tavua and Rakiraki approved," he said.

The divisional health inspector also revealed the ministry was working to approve a $100 spot fine for those found with mosquito breeding areas.

"It is one of the steps that we are taking which is also part of our enforcement," he said.

"Right now, the current fine imposed on an individual is $10 and we are hoping to change by increasing the fine to $100."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65600.6370
JPY 51.887148.8871
GBP 0.40140.3934
EUR 0.45090.4389
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.64640.6214
USD 0.49330.4763



Exchange Rate updated on 26th October, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. True to an early love
  2. Qiliho attends trial
  3. Prepare for the worst, says Kumar
  4. NFP calls for public holiday
  5. Ro Teimumu frets over leadership
  6. Fiji 7s coach
  7. 918 move out
  8. Villagers cry foul
  9. Winning 7s manual
  10. Cane payout topped up

Top Stories this Week

  1. 'I heard Soko screaming in pain' Friday (21 Oct)
  2. A daughter's sacrifice Thursday (20 Oct)
  3. 'I never knew Soko' Thursday (20 Oct)
  4. Death probe Sunday (23 Oct)
  5. True to an early love Wednesday (26 Oct)
  6. Love conquers all Sunday (23 Oct)
  7. Fiji pearls make history Monday (24 Oct)
  8. Benedito takes over Thursday (20 Oct)
  9. Fijian 7s surprise Tuesday (25 Oct)
  10. Three talk Tuesday (25 Oct)