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24-hour health centre

Litia Cava
Thursday, January 18, 2018

THE first 24-hour health centre was launched yesterday by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar.

Members of the public living along the Suva-Nausori corridor have been encouraged to make use of the services offered at the Valelevu Health Centre as the ministry works on boosting its manpower and also improve the status and look of the facility.

The health centre which will open 24 hours and seven days a week is expected to serve about 200,000 people who reside along the Suva-Nausori corridor.

Ms Akbar said the reception area of the health centre would be renovated to ensure a more spacious and suitable waiting area for patients.

She also revealed that a modern and much improved emergency department would also be built on the current existing wooden building of the health centre.

"The Fijian Government has committed a lot of resources towards the realisation of this 24-hour service," Ms Akbar said.

"The number of doctors and nurses was increased to cater for this additional service.

"A 24-hour ambulance services will be based at this health centre for rapid response and transfer of acutely ill patients."

She said this change would bring about better service, better care leading to better health.

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