Fiji Time: 1:53 PM on Monday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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 0.63920.6202
JPY 50.895347.8953
GBP 0.37390.3659
EUR 0.43980.4278
NZD 0.68750.6545
AUD 0.65400.6290
USD 0.49370.4767

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Division in TISI Sangam
  2. AGM dispute
  3. Need for freedom and not freebies, says Rabuka
  4. Labasa thumps Ba
  5. Road death toll up
  6. Growers leave farming, claims Kumar
  7. Club sells clothing, offers free medical checks
  8. Whippy-Knight: Make-up artistes play critical role
  9. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
  10. Carnival to fund hall

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  5. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  6. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  7. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)
  9. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting Sunday (28 Aug)
  10. Kolinisau surprises fans with Macuata dialect Friday (26 Aug)