Fiji Time: 12:43 PM on Sunday 23 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

New centre opens

By LUKE RAWALAI
Saturday, February 22, 2014

SCREENING of tuberculosis in Cakaudrove has been made easier following the opening of a new TB diagnostic centre in Savusavu.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary Dr Eloni Tora said while it would benefit the people of Cakaudrove, the new lab had machines to carry out microbiology examination.

He said the new facility would also enable the screening of many TB suspected cases in the area.

"A lab technician in Savusavu has already been trained to operate the machines," Dr Tora said.

"In 2011, we started a TB unit in Labasa and all cases in the North used to be treated there.

"The hospital in Savusavu can now carry out tests for its own people and this also means people can now get results quicker."

Dr Tora said those on Rabi Island could also access the new diagnostic centre.

"The lab contains a new bio-safety cabinet and a microscope for screening and tissue sample examinations.

"The government and the ministry will ensure that people in rural areas have access to the best health services.

"The new lab may look small but it will play a major role in reducing TB mortality rates and save lives."

Dr Tora thanked the Korea International Cooperation Agency for funding the equipment at the new facility.








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 0.63190.6129
JPY 56.703853.7038
GBP 0.38510.3771
EUR 0.43100.4190
NZD 0.68430.6513
AUD 0.63360.6086
USD 0.50330.4863

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 21st, July, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police detain chief
  2. Village has own brand
  3. West festival raises awareness on climate change
  4. Travel is a struggle
  5. Improve skills and accuracy
  6. Ministry awaits full results of WHO probe
  7. Faith-based impact
  8. Rehabilitation works finish
  9. Climate threat not new
  10. Spinal injury group targets 4 projects

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cane field murder Tuesday (18 Jul)
  2. Body of baby found in Nabua Wednesday (19 Jul)
  3. No threat, says RFMF Monday (17 Jul)
  4. Journals from the UK Friday (21 Jul)
  5. Former soldier seeks forgiveness Tuesday (18 Jul)
  6. Mother and children perish in fire Thursday (20 Jul)
  7. Space to share Thursday (20 Jul)
  8. $30m absence Monday (17 Jul)
  9. Radradra in for RLWC Tuesday (18 Jul)
  10. Baber hunts for speedsters Friday (21 Jul)