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Minister wants stronger leadership

Simione Haravanua
Friday, February 02, 2018

SENIOR managers of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services were yesterday reminded to step up in their roles and take health services to a new level.

While addressing senior managers at the opening of their meeting in Suva yesterday, Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar said there was a need for a stronger leadership role within the administration of the public health and hospital services in Fiji.

"I strongly believe that you are the very people within the ministry who can help us to make the much-needed positive difference," she said.

"As leaders within the health facilities you have been trusted to lead, you need to convey potential."

Ms Akbar said the Fijian Constitution guaranteed health care to all Fijian citizens and the Fijian Government believed in the accessibility of health care to all Fijians.

"We are mandated to be service oriented by having the heart to serve with compassion and capitalise on opportunities to provide patient-friendly hospital environments," she said.

"The Fijian Government firmly believes that health services should be easily accessible to all Fijians, including those living in rural areas.

"And as leaders in charge of health facilities, you have a key role to play, so I urge you all to take ownership and pride in providing the services that we are mandated to deliver with sincerity and diligence."








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