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More Upgrades For Navua Hospital, Says Davies

More Upgrades For Navua Hospital, Says Davies
Minister for Health and Medical Servicers Rosy Akbar (second from right), Dr Anaseini Tabua (third from right), with the Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Philip Davies (back, left), at the new hospital kitchen on April 19, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
April 20
11:02 2017

More investment is expected for the Navua Hospital upgrades, says Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Philip Davies during the opening of the renovated kitchen at the hospital yesterday.

He said $42,000 had already been spent on the renovation of the kitchen but it was not easy to assess the cost of all the upgrades needed at the hospital at this stage.

“It is a bit difficult to determine the actual cost of the upgrade which we are currently looking at to be done by the end of July,” he said.

“There is more work that needs to be done over the next few months which should be completed like proper plumbing, landscaping works and proper drainage.”

He said the new facilities would cost less than the older facilities as it needed less maintenance.

Minister Rosy Akbar said: “This new Navua Hospital has helped to improve the lives of the people of Navua by giving them access to an enhanced health facility that, unlike its predecessor, it’s no longer subject to the whims of Mother Nature.”

Meanwhile, $1.8 million had been allocated to medical superintendents and district medical officers throughout the country, Ms Akbar added.

She said the allocation was for minor works and other improvements in the facilities they managed.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika


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