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Five-hour hospital wait

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, March 04, 2014

MORE than 50 people were left to fend for sick relatives as they waited for medical services from 3pm to 8pm on Saturday evening at Labasa Hospital.

Concerned parent Ramendra Naidu said the service was pathetic.

Mr Prasad said since arriving at the hospital at 3pm only one female doctor was attending to patients in the outpatient department and she was working tirelessly.

"I do not blame the doctors or the nurses at the hospital but I feel it is the administration section of the hospital that seems to be malfunctioning," he said.

"We already have a dengue fever outbreak and yet Labasa hospital only has a doctor working in the weekend."

Mr Naidu sympathised with patients who had to come from afar.

When contacted yesterday, Health Ministry permanent secretary Dr Eloni Tora said he would look into the matter.








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