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Retired Midwife Answers Call To Assist Healthcare Workers

Retired midwife Lavenia Dokonivalu is glad to be back at work during this pandemic. She is among the two retired medical professionals who continue to deliver their services in times
30 Jul 2021 19:23
Retired Midwife Answers Call To Assist Healthcare Workers
Lavenia Dokonivalu at the Nadi Maternity Unit based at the Nadi Special School. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Retired midwife Lavenia Dokonivalu is glad to be back at work during this pandemic.

She is among the two retired medical professionals who continue to deliver their services in times of need, especially when four midwives from the Nadi Maternity Unit were released from duty due to the ‘No Jab No Job’ policy.

The Fiji Sun saw Ms Dokonivalu at the Nadi Special School where she was assisting in rolling out the Moderna vaccine to pregnant mothers.

“I feel happy to be back. I thank UNFPA Pacific for the opportunity and we are still fit to work and to help the ministry during this time of the pandemic,” she said.

“Since July 16, I have been helping out in the Nadi Hospital.”

Ms Dokonivalu, who is originally from Cuvu, Nadroga has been a midwife for 32 years at the Sigatoka Hospital before her retirement in May last year.

She was called back to action in January this year, along with 12 others.

 

Edited by Jonathan Bryce
Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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