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Hospital, Health Centres Affected

Hospital, Health Centres Affected
Workmen installing new water trunk lines to replace those washed away in a major landslide last weekend at Savura, Colo-i-Suva.
December 10
09:56 2014

Water problems have hit services at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital (CWMH), and health centres in Suva and Lami.

The problems have been caused by two water trunk lines damaged in a major landslide last weekend during heavy rains at Savura Hills, Colo-i-Suva.

The Ministry of Health has advised the public that CWMH, Lami Health Centre and the Raiwaqa Health Centre are affected by the water disruption.

It said clinics at the CWMH such as dental, eye, oncology and gynaecology have been temporarily closed.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate, said the ministry is closely monitoring the situation. He said they were working with the Water Authority of Fiji to ensure that members of the public continue to have access to health services.

Members of the public who need to access these services should visit health centres having adequate water supply.

Those centres still operating include Valelevu, Nasinu, Makoi, Wainibokasi, Nausori and Navua.

Services that remain open at CWM include the Accident and Emergency Unit, Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres, the Labour Ward and the Children’s Ward.

Ante-natal clinics will be parti-ally open and expectant mothers due to deliver this month and in January are advised that the maternity wards will remain open for normal services.

Meanwhile the public is advised to boil drinking water to avoid getting sick.

Feedback:  farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj

 

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