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Hospital Visit Enlightens Contestants

Hospital Visit  Enlightens  Contestants
Miss Satya’s Building Contractors Ashtuti Chand in her sarong during the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North at Subrail Park in Labasa on August 20, 2108. Photo: Shratika Naidu
August 22
10:00 2018

Labasa Hospital is the cleanest, friendliest and the only hospital in Fiji to have its own vegetable garden, water filter and the cheapest dialysis service.

Labasa Hospital divisional acting medical superintendent and head of radiology department Doctor Avaiata Ketenilagi shared this information during his presentation yesterday.

While speaking to the 12 queen and four king contestants of the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North after their tour around the Labasa Hospital, Dr Ketenilagi said these projects were what made Labasa Hospital unique and different from other hospitals in Fiji.

“The hospital was built in 1972 and currently has 494 staff and 184 beds,” Dr Ketenilagi said.

“The festival committee has been supporting us in numerous ways such as with kind donation of machines, refurbishment and establishment of dialysis centre and we are thankful to them.

“Over the years since we have supported them, including this year by sponsoring a queen contestant to advocate on various issues.

“This year our queen is Naima Shazmeen.”

Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North contestants’ committee member Angylisha Asha thanked the staff of the hospital.

She said contestants had the opportunity to visit various wards including the children’s ward and share a few moments of laughter with patients.

After the visitation of the hospital they visited Labasa Senior Citizens Home.

Edited by Percy Kean




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