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Health bylaws

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, April 12, 2014

THE Ra Provincial Council has agreed to enforce public health by-laws under the iTaukei Affairs Act to improve the overall health and sanitation conditions of villages.

The development follows a submission by Ra health inspector Rakesh Chandra during the second day of the provincial council meeting on Thursday.

He said health problems would continue to occur in Ra if the bylaws were not enforced.

"The bylaws specifically map out conditions that have to be followed when building houses, toilets, disposing of rubbish and so forth," said Mr Chandra.

Conditions under the Act include requirements that houses be at no less than 5.5metres apart, a one house-one toilet and bathroom policy, all new building plans to be cited by village headmen, and all latrines built under the health authority standards.

"It is already under the iTaukei Affairs Act but has never been enforced to a standard which would assist the work of health inspectors."

Council chairman and Ra paramount chief Ratu Meli Bolobolo reminded the meeting such a request from the health authorities needed to be supported for the health and safety of villagers.








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