Fiji Time: 4:15 PM on Wednesday 7 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 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mum upset
  2. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15
  3. FRCA duo sent home
  4. Patel is still in charge at Fiji FA
  5. Applications open for PS posts
  6. Incident prompts new plea
  7. China's new glass-bottom walkway cracks
  8. 'Domestic violence affects productivity'
  9. Authorities investigate fire incidents and death
  10. UK buyer still best for our sugar

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  6. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  7. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)
  8. Court rules on woman's funeral rites Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)