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How Prasad’s Love In Serving Community Keeps Him Going Despite Challenges

How Prasad’s Love In Serving Community Keeps Him Going Despite Challenges
Jashneel Prasad at Kese Health Centre in the district of Naviti in Yasawa
May 30
11:00 2018

Offering medical services in a rural setting with limited resources can be quite a challenging task. But the love for his job and commitment has kept staff nurse Jashneel Prasad going.

The soft spoken and humble 26-year-old from Labasa is a staff nurse at Kese Health Centre in the district of Naviti in Yasawa.

Despite the geographical location, Mr Prasad said the factor that has kept him going for the last one year at Kese Health Centre was the passion he had for his work and working alongside his wife, Ashlini, who is also a staff nurse.

“I love my job especially serving people in these rural communities,” he said.

“We look after more than 1000 people from the five vil­lages within the district including two primary schools and one secondary school.

“I am also happy to serve members of my community providing them with the best healthcare services de­spite the challenges we face on a daily basis.”

One of these challenges is transport and getting to transfer emergency cases to Lautoka Hospital.

“Sometimes my wife and I have to attend to cases at odd hours of the morning, and it’s been a great journey working with my wife,” he said.

“It has always been my dream to work as a nurse be­cause I want to serve people. I believe this is the best way to do it in touching the lives of many.

“This is my first rural posting for the last six years I have been in this profession. Before I was transferred here I was based at Lautoka Hospital and that’s where I met my beautiful wife who is also a nurse.

“When I first came here I didn’t know how to speak their dialect. That was one of the barriers in trying to do my job but then I made an effort to learn it so now I can understand and speak the dialect.

“Over the past year we’ve made a bond with the people here,” he said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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