Fiji Time: 1:37 PM on Thursday 29 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Health vital to growth

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THE National Federation Party says it recognises that health is vital to the productivity and development of Fiji.

This was outlined by party leader Professor Biman Prasad during the launch of the party's manifesto at Suva's Kshatriya Hall yesterday.

Prof Prasad said health was a public good which had impacts beyond individuals and households.

"NFP will establish a national health commission to advise on health policies and practices," Prof Prasad said.

"We will establish a national health care system, open tertiary health care to providers outside of the Ministry of Health and separate health policy making and delivery of services," he said.

The party would change the core of health management and administration to be directed towards people-centred policies for successful Fiji health services, he said.

"These will attempt to reduce waiting time for outpatient services in public hospitals."

Prof Prasad also assured as many as 300 party supporters who attended the party's manifesto launch yesterday that the NFP in government would reduce VAT from 15 per cent to 10 per cent.

"This can be done and we will do it. The cost of living is too high in this country and our people cannot afford to buy basic food items."

He said the party's manifesto was for the people and something they would refer to if it wins the election.








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 0.64830.6293
JPY 50.568747.5687
GBP 0.37930.3713
EUR 0.44160.4296
NZD 0.68680.6538
AUD 0.64760.6226
USD 0.49740.4804

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dire straits
  2. Lutumailagi in top form
  3. Judoka dies
  4. Ex-sales rep jailed
  5. FRA to advertise jobs, hope for MWH workers
  6. Ratu Isoa apologises
  7. Veikoso's life of struggle, pain
  8. FLP condemns proposal
  9. Committee recommends MP's suspension
  10. Killer disease claims 1200 lives annually

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  5. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  8. Dire straits Thursday (29 Sep)
  9. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)
  10. Rawaca boosts program Monday (26 Sep)