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Private sector appeal

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, February 28, 2014

THE private sector has been approached to provide building space to assist in the fight against dengue fever in the Western Division.

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said hospitals were filling up fast and some building owners had offered their buildings for the hospital's use.

"I have approached a couple of private businesses and they have agreed to help us in providing empty buildings for our hospitals," he said.

"The issue is that our hospitals are becoming full and we need more space so we are looking to the private sector."

He said the private sector had resources and expertise that could be used in the campaign.

While speaking to department heads on Wednesday, Cdr Cawaki said people of the Western Division needed to brace for two scenarios.

"Unfortunately for us, we have two things that we need to look at and prepare for.

"One is the dengue fever outbreak that we are currently experiencing and which we are addressing with our task force.

"And the other is the wet weather that we will be having over the next few days," he said.

He said all government departments were on standby during this cyclone period.








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