Fiji Time: 6:47 PM on Monday 31 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Enough doctors

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, March 13, 2014

THE CWM Hospital's Accident and Emergency unit has an adequate number of personnel to deal with current health situations, says department head Doctor Josese Vuki.

He said there were enough emergency doctors per shift every day — up to four doctors during the day, four doctors working the afternoon shift and two doctors working the graveyard shift.

"We have enough medical personnel to deal with the current health situation unless if there are multiple traumas and severe outbreaks," Dr Vuki said.

He said the common cases they treated were acute febrile illnesses and dengue fever.

Dhirendra Ram of Rewa St said he had to wait almost four hours to be seen by a doctor when he visited the CWMH Accident and Emergency Unit last Sunday.

He said there were many people waiting to be checked, with some lying on benches with drips attached to their arms.

"I had a bit of a breathing problem and went to the CWMH to get checked," he said.

"I can understand the wait because that is always the case anywhere in the world for an emergency department.

"But you could say that there was a shortage of beds because there were people lying on benches with drips."

He thanked the doctors for their hard work and patience as they attended to the patients.





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 0.62100.6020
JPY 57.730954.7309
GBP 0.30440.2964
EUR 0.42040.4084
NZD 0.73260.6996
AUD 0.65960.6346
USD 0.47190.4549

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 31st August 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Leaders hit back at PM
  2. Fear of losing iTaukei language
  3. 43 on radar
  4. Task at hand
  5. New ride at Sugar Festival
  6. Firewalkers end 10-day prayers
  7. Talks to divest government shares
  8. Police hunt for con artists
  9. Festival rakes in dollars
  10. 756 victims of violence

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sayed-Khaiyum responds to Karavaki warning Thursday (27 Aug)
  2. Guns in town Thursday (27 Aug)
  3. Birth by the river Tuesday (25 Aug)
  4. PM's warning Sunday (30 Aug)
  5. PM turns down Ratu Naiqama request Thursday (27 Aug)
  6. John quits 7s job Tuesday (25 Aug)
  7. Military, police beef up manpower Tuesday (25 Aug)
  8. Soldiers patrol town prior to sedition case Wednesday (26 Aug)
  9. Draunidalo hits back Friday (28 Aug)
  10. Naqelevuki in doubt Wednesday (26 Aug)