TC Keni: All hospitals remain open for emergency cases

Update: 1:34PM MEMBERS of the public are advised that all public health facilities will remain open to handle emergency cases for the next 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise indicated.

Fiji’s Ministry of Health and Medical Services issued this advisory noting the likelihood that health facilities will only be able to provide basic essential services because most of its staff are either rostered in an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) or are residing in high-risk, inaccessible areas. 

Health centres may be closed if power and water disruptions affect workers’ ability to provide services in a safe and hygienic manner. 

The ministry has reiterated that hospitals will remain open to receive emergencies.

All non-essential services such as special outpatient clinics, etcetera, are cancelled until further notice. 

Rebooking of appointments may be made as soon as the weather clears. 

“All major hospitals will remain open to care for its critical ill patients and hospital visitation will be restricted to close family members only,” the ministry said. 

“Pregnant mothers who are close to giving birth are advised to temporarily relocate closer to areas that are easily accessible to maternity facilities if it is safe to travel. 

“All major health facilities emergency operation centres (EOCs) have been activated to receive reports from its satellite facilities and facilitate any response to health emergencies.” 

Any member of the public have any query or require further information, are advised to contact the EOCs in their respective divisions.

EOC contacts:

1. Ministry of Health & Medical Services National EOC – 3544228

2. Lautoka Hospital EOC – 6660399

3. Northern Health EOC – 8812522

4. Colonial War Memorial Hospital EOC – 3313444

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