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Hospital short on X-ray film

Shayal Devi
Friday, March 07, 2014

THERE is a shortage of X-ray films in Lautoka Hospital but the Health Ministry says it is working on this problem.

Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma visited Western Division hospitals yesterday and took into account all the new developments that will take place and issues that needed addressing.

"There was a shortage of X-ray films and we are working to rectify this," he said.

Dr Sharma said the public had to understand that the demand for x-ray films were high.

"We have to understand that X-ray films are not manufactured in the country and we have to wait for the shipment to come from developed overseas countries. Sometimes this takes time."

He also said the ministry's main priority was ensuring all hospitals were equipped with resources and medical equipment that would help staff serve the public.

"The opening of the new $100,000 Australian Government-funded telemedicine centre in Nadi will be vital to our needs.

"This will help us when performing complicated MRI or CAT scans.

"The opening of the new counselling centre at Lautoka Hospital will also greatly benefit our public."

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