Fiji Time: 12:11 PM on Wednesday 4 March

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.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. New uniform for institution
  2. Cause of death natural
  3. 'Equality once and for all'
  4. 36 years on, Naivilawasa calls it a day
  5. Torture victims call for change
  6. PM on human rights
  7. Star attraction
  8. Articles 21 and 22
  9. 'Address climate change'
  10. UN FACTS

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  3. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  4. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  5. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)
  6. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  7. ITaukei torture cases Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  9. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  10. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)