Fiji Time: 1:03 AM on Thursday 23 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Better medical system

Nasik Swami
Saturday, August 02, 2014

THERE is no denying the importance of a well-functioning health system in any nation.

The latest Tebbutt-Times Poll has revealed some issues which people have highlighted and must be taken seriously by the government of the day.

It is apparent that services in some parts of our health system leave much to be desired, and interestingly enough, some problems have been ongoing for many years.

People want better qualified nurses and rightly so, because a nurse is usually the first point of contact for treatment or consultation at medical centres and hospitals.

This means an expectation to be professional and humane in dealing with people, right down to knowing what to do, and advising and taking appropriate action that is beneficial to the patient.

Waiting in line for hours on end is another issue that must be dealt with.

Perhaps those in power in our health system can work out some strategies to shorten patients' waiting time and have them examined at the earliest time possible.

In any case, a sick or dying person waiting for too long can be tragic.

For far too long, the professional conduct of some staff in our health system has left much to be desired.

Those in the medical profession must understand that their role is to provide service to the people.

Kind words, sympathy, clear and concise advice and counselling are what people need when they ask for assistance about their health.

The survey also revealed people's desire for more health services such as hospitals and medical clinics, free workshops and awareness programs.

These are indeed genuine needs of the people which the government of the day, or any government for that matter, must take seriously.








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 0.64320.6242
JPY 56.218853.2188
GBP 0.39090.3829
EUR 0.46350.4515
NZD 0.68940.6564
AUD 0.64020.6152
USD 0.49140.4744

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 22th February, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 2 dead in 48 hours
  2. Depression intensifies, expect heavy rain, wind
  3. Lucky escape for motorists
  4. Four-day walk for suffering brothers
  5. Countdown back to Parliament for Tui Cakau
  6. Seat in the House for Parmod Chand
  7. Call for election
  8. PRB pays out bonus
  9. Census crew to use tablet devices
  10. Women's hard work acknowledged

Top Stories this Week

  1. Villagers burn objects used for 'witchcraft' at village cleansing Saturday (18 Feb)
  2. Man dies in custody Saturday (18 Feb)
  3. Family given son's post mortem exam results Monday (20 Feb)
  4. Life in prison Thursday (16 Feb)
  5. A lifetime try as Jasa weds sweetheart Saturday (18 Feb)
  6. Qoro resigns as exchange boss Tuesday (21 Feb)
  7. $95,000 payout Monday (20 Feb)
  8. No more sleeping in car Saturday (18 Feb)
  9. 2 dead in 48 hours Wednesday (22 Feb)
  10. Acid leak at lami Thursday (16 Feb)