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Compassion Can Resolve Problems: Health Minister

Compassion Can Resolve Problems: Health Minister
Medical professionals and volunteers of Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji and Sai Medical Unit of Australia with the Fiji College of General Practitioners and Ministry of Health Northern District at the Sangam School of Nursing in Labasa on August 13, 2017. Photo: Shratika Singh
August 14
11:00 2017

Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar yesterday urged conference members on the need to serve people without discrimination.

“As professionals you should not discriminate against people on how they look, where they come from, whether they are clean or dirty, stable or not,” Ms Akbar said.

Chief Guest Ms Akbar was speaking at the combined medical conference by the Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji and Sai Medical Unit of Australia.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar at the combined medical conference organised by the Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji and Sai Medical Unit of Australia at the Sangam School of Nursing in Labasa on August 13, 2017. Photo: Shratika Singh

Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar at the combined medical conference organised by the Sathya Sai Service Organisation of Fiji and Sai Medical Unit of Australia at the Sangam School of Nursing in Labasa on August 13, 2017. Photo: Shratika Singh

This was organised in conjunction with the Fiji College of General Practitioners and Ministry of Health Northern District at the Sangam School of Nursing in Labasa.

“A lot of problems that exist within the ministry can be solved with compassion and humanity,” Ms Abkar said.

“We need to see everybody equally.

“That value is fundamental; we need to serve without discrimination.”

Ms Akbar said as the Minister for Health and Medical Services she was daily receiving complaints about the service provided to the public.

“Recently, one father called me and complained about a doctor. He said he took his daughter since she was suffering from a breathing problem.

“While attending to her the doctor said she was fat.

“The father who was very angry asked me to talk to the doctor.

“While we are not able to manage pain we are able to manage people’s frustration.”

Ms Akbar thanked the Sathya Sai Service Organisation for their commitment and service.

“I know we have established more than 11 years of relationship and it is an honour to be at this combined medical conference for the second time,” she said.

“On behalf of the Government; thank you for the passion, commitment and assistance.”

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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