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Better health access

Ana Madigibuli
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

MORE people now have proper access to the Nakorosule Health Centre, thanks to roadworks being conducted by Fulton Hogan Hiways on the Nairukuruku Rd in Naitasiri.

The improvement of the Nairukuruku Rd has made a big difference in getting people treated on time at the health centre, which serves eight villages, eight settlements and two primary schools.

Nakorosule Health Centre officer in charge Raijieli Nakuru said she had been working at the centre for the past six years and she had seen a great improvement in the road works.

"When I arrived, the road was in a terrible shape with no maintenance and the Wainiboko bridge was washed away and partly repaired and the surface was slippery and muddy when it rained," Mrs Nakuru said.

She said the road was constantly maintained by Fulton Hogan Hiways.

She said there were still areas in the province where villagers only had access to the clinic by horse or boat but most live near the road.

"I thought I would never see how a good road can change people's lives, but with the good maintenance of Nairukuruku Rd, it has made it easier," she said.

Fulton Hogan Hiways Naqali depot supervisor Ilaitia Doko said last year, they repaired washed-out culverts, repaired and maintained bridges, cleared debris, improved drainage and introduced an ongoing road grading program.





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