CWM hospital records increased live births

Joana Sorocala with her New Year at CWM. Joana is among women who have given birth at the CWM maternity unit. Picture: FT FILE

SUVA’S CWM hospital has recorded an increase of live births from just under 6500 in 2006 to 8500 last year.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama revealed this statistic saying the highest figure had spiked up to 9100 back in 2010 and the Government had steadily invested in the training of doctors and nurses as more babies were born across Fiji.
“Recruiting additional personnel and putting the right people in the right positions based on their ability to do the job well because merit always matters, especially when it comes to the health of Fijian mothers and babies,” Mr Bainimarama said.
He said the Government was investing in community-based approaches that raised awareness on health issues, and gave Fijians the tools they needed to make healthy decisions and take greater responsibility for their own health.

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