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Rural health facilities need repairs: O’Connor

 

Jul 31, 2021 12:35:28 PM

Rural health facilities need repairs: O’Connor Many rural health facilities are in dire need of repairs.

Assistant Minister for Health Alex O’Connor said many rural health facilities in the country are in dire need of repairs and maintenance.

O’Connor said he wanted to close down the Dreketi Health Centre in 2016 due to the inhumane conditions of health staff living quarters.

He said he had advised the then Minister for Health Rosy Akbar he would shut down the Dreketi Health Centre in Qamea Island if he had it his way.

He said he takes his hat off for healthcare workers at the facility for braving the inhumane conditions of their living quarters in particular and the clinic.

“In 2016, I had been requested by Akbar to attend a handing over ceremony of an ambulance donated by Loloma Foundation to the Taveuni Subdivisional Hospital,” he said.

“I asked that I also visit the nursing facilities on Taveuni and Qamea Island to which she gave her approval. Upon my return, she inquired about my visit.

“She was very surprised when I told her that if I had my way, I would shut down the Dreketi Health Centre on Qamea Island. In astonishment, she uttered, do not say that.

“I replied, I take my hat off for the doctor and nurses at the facility for braving the inhumane conditions of their living quarters in particular and the clinic,” he said.

He said in the new financial year, he wants to see that the living conditions, workspaces and stations of healthcare workers in rural and maritime are uplifted.

“I would personally wish to see that the living conditions, work spaces and stations of our ministry staff serving in the rural and maritime facilities.

“We want them with their families to be living in quarters that are comfortable and stress-free. Like those working on the main islands and in urban and peri-urban areas respectively.

“The health ministry has been allocated a total of $403.3 million with this massive increase there will be upgrade and maintenance of medical facilities around the country,” he said.

He said in the new financial year, the ministry would extend the maternity unit of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital and interior upgrade of Labasa Hospital.

 By Nacanieli Tuilevuka

 

 

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