Fiji Time: 4:05 AM on Wednesday 7 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

NCDs are top killers

Shayal Devi
Sunday, April 13, 2014

EIGHTY per cent of all deaths in Fiji are linked to non-communicable diseases.

Minister for Health Dr Neil Sharma told participants of the Fiji National Hindu Forum in Nadi yesterday NCDs were now major killers and very prevalent in Fijian communities.

"This possibly can be assisted to redress if we advocate our vegan lifestyle approaches of Hinduism," he said.

"The sanctity of lifestyles in exercise, massage, yoga, meditation and belief systems in abstinence of alcohol and yaqona and in the oneness of mankind may possibly assist in addressing some of the inequities in health status of Fiji."

He said many iTaukei and Fijians of Indian descent were indulged in yaqona drinking on a regular basis.

"The recent dengue outbreak rattled the healthcare system and was a wake-up call as we must take health more seriously.

"Collectively, society must also work with our healthcare teams and stop the blame game which is becoming rampant as we close into elections," Dr Sharma said.








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 0.64410.6251
JPY 55.581352.5813
GBP 0.37970.3717
EUR 0.45440.4424
NZD 0.68650.6535
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48650.4695

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Soko's message
  2. Fiji's Year 10 results out
  3. Fiji deports US citizen
  4. Amnesty highlights torture cases
  5. Torture 'failure'
  6. Three-way crash kills 1
  7. Miss Fiji preps for top model audition
  8. Fiu sets Fiji Bati target
  9. Take heed, say parties
  10. 'Significant'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Shes Dunn it again! Friday (02 Dec)
  3. Report on Rosi Thursday (01 Dec)
  4. Call to be prepared for cyclone season Friday (02 Dec)
  5. Black magic claim Saturday (03 Dec)
  6. Teachers raise concerns Thursday (01 Dec)
  7. Doctors reveal, heavy grog swipers require more drugs for surgery Saturday (03 Dec)
  8. Rotuma Bill opposed Thursday (01 Dec)
  9. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  10. Website probe Wednesday (30 Nov)