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More beds and tents needed to combat dengue fever

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WEST divisional planning officer Luke Moroivalu is calling on NGOs and businesses to help them take care of people afflicted by dengue.

"We need chairs, folding beds and tents to help take care of the increasing stream of people at the hospitals," said Mr Moroivalu.

The latest figures from the dengue task force in the Western Division revealed 300 confirmed cases for Lautoka and 350 for Nadi.

Though they have yet to fully crunch the numbers again, Mr Moroivalu confirmed yesterday the number of cases has been increasing daily.

"We have both programs running parallel, in regards to the clean-up and awareness campaign and also treatment.

"But it seems numbers are still going up and it is exhausting the hospital resources, so please we are requesting NGOs and business owners to please help us."

He said Nadi and Lautoka hospitals were re-organising their manpower to cater for the increase in number of people streaming into the hospitals.

"Right now they are managing," Mr Moroivalu added.


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