Fiji Time: 12:15 PM on Tuesday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Skilled to deliver

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

PREGNANT mothers in the Lau Group can deliver their babies at their nearest nursing station or health centre as nurses have the skills.

These were the words of Eastern Division Medical Officer Dr Eliki Nanovu when questioned by villagers of 15 villages during a government tour to the Lau Group.

Complaints were raised by islanders especially villages in the district of Kabara about having to send pregnant women to Suva because the nurses stationed at their nursing station would not deliver babies.

Dr Nanovu told the villagers of Naikeleyaga in Kabara that there had been no directive from the Ministry of Health to send pregnant mothers to Suva for delivery and all nurses or medical personnel sent to the nursing stations could deliver babies.

"I do not know where they are getting the advice from to send pregnant women to Suva for delivery," Dr Nanovu said.

"But I can reassure you that the nurses out here in the islands can do deliveries."








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 0.65060.6316
JPY 55.571952.5719
GBP 0.38460.3766
EUR 0.43900.4270
NZD 0.68060.6476
AUD 0.65060.6256
USD 0.49300.4760

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Robbery turns fatal
  2. Cokanauto convicted
  3. 'She can't see beyond politics'
  4. Rookie of the Year
  5. Minister encourages public to organise sporting activities
  6. Minister challenges scientists at dialogue
  7. Flotsam and Jetsam
  8. Reddy: Protect children
  9. Youth leader quizzed
  10. Census recruitment

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokanauto guilty Monday (26 Jun)
  2. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  3. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  5. Kolinisau's plan Sunday (25 Jun)
  6. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)
  7. Ryan option Monday (26 Jun)
  8. Skipper selection Sunday (25 Jun)
  9. Umarji walks free Friday (23 Jun)
  10. Don't fear Monday (26 Jun)