We need to rise above fear-mongering for people’s health: Dr Waqainabete

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete outside Parliament. Picture: FT FILE/SUPPLIED

AS representatives of the Fijian people, we need to rise above this fear-mongering for their health, and the health of our nation.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete in his maiden speech in parliament on Friday.

Dr Waqainabete said the health of Fijians should be above cheap political tricks and dirty lies.

“The confusion spread by the Opposition may win them votes, but the paranoia they sow about the¬†Public Private¬†Partnership (PPP) is as dangerous as any disease,” he said.

“Make no mistake, if a patient thinks twice about visiting one of these innovative new medical facilities because of the fear instilled by the Opposition, it could quite literally cost Fijian lives.”

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