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Ambulance service access

Luke Rawalai
Thursday, June 26, 2014

HOSPITAL ambulances will only be responsible for inter-hospital transportation emergency cases, says Health Minister Doctor Neil Sharma.

Dr Sharma said they would also support the National Fire Authority and Saint John Ambulance in areas where they were needed.

Responding to the concerns of people in the North regarding access to ambulance assistance, he said they were also aware of cases where prank calls had been made to them and that this needed to stop.

"Ambulance services have been taken up by various emergency components.

"The National Fire Authority has got an ambulance service in Nausori and Valelevu in Suva, including Sigatoka and Ba.

"Gradually, these services will increase and plans are underway to provide ambulance services at the NFA centres in Labasa, Savusavu and Taveuni."

He said the financial management of those services would be provided by government.

"In cases of emergencies like fire, accidents and natural disasters, NFA will transport victims and five personnel in each station will be trained in paramedics to handle situations."





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