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Council hears of poorly equipped nursing station

Ana Madigibuli
Friday, March 21, 2014

LACK of supplies of medicine to the nursing station in Beqa was a topic of discussion during the Rewa Provincial Council meeting in Vutia Village in Rewa yesterday.

District representative Raviravi Masi Saqanavere raised during the provincial council meeting the urgent need of medical supplies to the people of Beqa during the dengue outbreak.

"The dengue outbreak is a serious concern for us living in the outer island and we need to have medical supplies like antibiotics in the station," Mr Saqanavere said.

"We had a big issue with the supplies of medicine to patients who were seen at the nursing station but we thank government for stepping in and looking into the problem.

"Issues that we face on the island include the supply of electricity to the nursing station and not having any boat stationed at the nursing station to take patients who are seriously ill to Suva."

He said they hoped government could assist them in getting a boat to be stationed at the nursing station during an emergency.

"We have one health centre and one nursing station in Beqa and people rely heavily on medical supplies coming in from Suva."

Rewa provincial administrator Josevata Suka said during the meeting that the issue of lack of medical supplies had been addressed.

Mr Suka said they recently delivered some medical supplies to the nursing station.








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