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Influx triggers alert

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, March 01, 2014

BA is on high alert following the influx of suspected dengue patients at health centres and hospitals over this past week.

Ba provincial administrator Sitiveni Tavaga said by yesterday, health authorities had 100 suspected cases out of which 30 were confirmed.

Mr Tavaga did not mince his words when he said health authorities had played their part but the public responded poorly.

"This mosquito breed only travels within 30 metres of its breeding site, which means it is breeding in your compounds," Mr Tavaga said.

Since the weekend, about 300 people had passed through the hospital with flu-like symptoms.

"Our major issue now is the space at the hospital," Mr Tavaga said.

The 47 beds at the hospital have all been taken up by patients, majority of whom have dengue fever.

Mr Tavaga said they were working on the space issue and may have to convert a health centre to accommodate more.

On the other hand, the space shortage and long waiting times had been well compensated by the level of service provided by doctors and nurses.

Patients this newspaper spoke to commended the level of service at the hospital. Vegetable vendor Adi Amelia Lutunavula, 51, said she could not sit up or eat or drink since she was admitted last Saturday.

"Now I feel a lot better because the doctors are very good," she said.








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