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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.





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