Fiji Time: 7:15 AM on Thursday 24 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Book early, mums told

Mere Naleba
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

EXPECTANT mothers have been advised by Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Minister Dr Jiko Luveni to make bookings early so they can receive food vouchers.

In a talanoa session at Tovu on Totoya in Lau, Dr Luveni told villagers from Dravuwalu, Tovu, Udu and Ketei that in order for women to receive food vouchers to help them deliver healthy babies, it was important for them to attend clinics during the early stages of pregnancy.

"The food vouchers for pregnant mothers are especially for rural women and not so much for women who live in towns and within city boundaries," she said.

"Some rural women do not qualify for the voucher because they attend their clinics when they are just one month or weeks before their due date.

"We value your life and the life of your unborn baby, that is why you should know the government places a strong emphasis on your life as a mother and the life of your unborn child."

Dr Luveni said the government was also looking after the elderly population by providing pension for those at the age of 70 and above.








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 0.62780.6088
JPY 55.347952.3479
GBP 0.38810.3801
EUR 0.42470.4127
NZD 0.69290.6599
AUD 0.63500.6100
USD 0.50140.4844

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22nd, August, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wedding inquiry
  2. $50k for dead fisherman's family
  3. Teacher retirement addressed
  4. Missing fisherman found off island
  5. Lured to yaqona farming
  6. Party aims to be part of the new leadership
  7. A-G raises education concerns
  8. Contestants in tears after visit to senior citizens
  9. Land development
  10. Identity tied to Oceans: PM

Top Stories this Week

  1. A farmer becomes King Sunday (20 Aug)
  2. Hope in the darkest hour Thursday (17 Aug)
  3. Rape claim Tuesday (22 Aug)
  4. Wedding inquiry Wednesday (23 Aug)
  5. Fatal Nadi accident Sunday (20 Aug)
  6. Surprise hailstorm Thursday (17 Aug)
  7. Thank you Fiji Monday (21 Aug)
  8. New rules for schools Friday (18 Aug)
  9. The RFMF Band Thursday (17 Aug)
  10. Queen of hearts Sunday (20 Aug)