Fiji Time: 10:11 PM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Centre reports dengue cases

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THE Lekutu Health Centre in Bua has so far received a total of two cases of dengue fever since November last year.

Speaking during the recent Lekutu district meeting, centre medical officer Auvou Tugia said both cases were clinical dengue fever.

Ms Tugia said even though they had not recorded anymore cases from the district, they've continued with their village campaigns to ensure cases of dengue in the district were controlled.

"We also noted that most of the suspected dengue case patients preferred to be treated at Labasa Hospital," she said.

"However, this has not changed the health centre's continuing efforts to create awareness and hold campaigns in settlements and villages within the district.

"The strongest message we are trying to put across to members of the public is that if they need to curb the spread of dengue, they need to have a clean surroundings."

Ms Tugia also told district representatives they were working closely with the police in the reporting of domestic violence cases for prosecution. "To date we have received no cases of domestic violence or abuse from the district.

"However, we will not hesitate to report cases we are aware of once they come to our attention. We are working closely with police in Lekutu and Nabouwalu in ensuring victims of violence do not suffer in silence under the threat of more violence."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)