Fiji receives 18 ambulances; Health facilities open

Update: 7:39PM FIJI’S Health Minister Rosy Akbar received 18 ambulances today that will be used by certain health centres and sub-divisional hospitals around the country.

And in receiving the vehicles from the Chinese government, she pleaded with Fijians to be extra careful as many were preparing for Tropical Cyclone Keni.

“We won’t let the afternoon go by without remembering those who are bracing for the bad weather that is currently forecasted to pass over Fiji,” Ms Akbar said.

“The National Disaster Management Office is trying its best to reach out to these families and provide the much-needed assistance.

“I guess all we can do is to keep them in our thoughts and prayers and pray to God Almighty that our fellow Fijians are safe and we are able to come out of this adverse weather condition in the coming few days.”

Ms Akbar said all health facilities were open and public health teams based in flood-affected areas had been working round the clock with the NDMO officials in monitoring the status of Fijians living in flooded areas.

“As part of our disaster response, the ministry’s mobile outreach team also continues to visit flood-affected areas to provide the necessary health checks and offer the necessary health advice,” she said.

Ms Akbar added the teams were also distributing WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) kits to those in flood-affected areas. 

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