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Medics Train For Golan Heights Assignment

Medics Train For Golan Heights Assignment
Corporal Repeka Tagica and private Liku Matavore of the RFMF at the Delta Coy camp in Nadi . Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA
June 17
10:00 2017

A team of medical staff are currently undergoing training at Republic of Fiji Military Forces ahead of their departure to serve in the  Golan Heights.

Ministry of Health and Medical Services confirmed the batch included three doctors and six nurses who will be tasked to serve in the field at the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel for a year.

In addition, the ministry said these nurses and doctors have a scope to deliver certain specialist (tertiary) care as in Operating Theatres/Intensive Care and Emergencies.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces chief of staff Colonel Ro Jone Kalouniwai said these nurses and doctors had been in the Military camp for a month and will depart in August.

This is the fifth medical team to depart for the mission in the process of three years.

RFMF is providing all the logistics for the training.

Nurses will be delivering primary and secondary health services.

“The provision of medical services to respond to at the on-site emergency and community health needs in the challenging situations in the Golan Heights,” the ministry stated.

In May this year, Colonel Kalouniwai had confirmed that there were seven female nurses currently serving in the field at Golan Heights.

On July 2 the training batch will march in at the RFMF Blackrock Camp in Nadi from where they will depart for their duties by the end of August.

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