Ministry to conduct audits

Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete, right, with Ministry of Health staff members during the Induction of new doctors at the Novotel Convention Centre in Lami on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

THE Health Ministry will soon conduct weekly audits on doctors at public hospitals to monitor the work they do every day.

Health Minister Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete said the audit was a process by Government to help doctors.

“The weekly audit will tell us what these doctors do every day and the patients they have looked after,” he said.

“They should look at ways things could be done better, but also the process by Government within the ministry is to keep on evaluating.”

Dr Waqainabete said the weekly audit would also inform them about the progress of doctors.

“All we are saying is that you (doctors) need to keep doing it regularly so that we know that you actually do it well and ensure that you are able to look at how we can improve ourselves.”

He says there are 815 doctors in the civil service.

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