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    Dengue, Typhoid Worries Health Department

Dengue, Typhoid Worries Health Department

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services teams are on the ground on both Koro and Vanuabalavu islands, says Assistant Minister for Health Veena Bhatnagar. “They are providing proper health

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    Usamate Makes Tour Of Kadavu

Usamate Makes Tour Of Kadavu

The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate, will make a four-day visit to the island of Kadavu this week. Mr Usamate said: “This is my first tour to

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    Hospital Fits In New Laundry Chimney

Hospital Fits In New Laundry Chimney

The Colonial War Memorial Hospital management have replaced the old chimney at the laundry. According to the hospital’s medical superintendent, Jemesa Tudravu, the old chimney was rusty and giving out

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    ‘Promote Breastfeeding’

‘Promote Breastfeeding’

Out of about 20,000 babies born in Fiji annually, only 8000 are exclusively breastfed, said Ministry of Health’s national advisor for Non- Communicable Diseases (NCD), Dr Isimeli Tukana. He revealed

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    Taiwan Medical Team Treats 1000

Taiwan Medical Team Treats 1000

The Taiwan Cathay General Hospital Medical Mobile Service team treated about 1000 patients during their visit to Fiji last week. Cathay General Hospital Professor and chief Otolaryngology Dr Pa-Chun Wang

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    Dinner For Heart Surgeons

Dinner For Heart Surgeons

The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation hosted the 52 Australian heart surgeons and medical volunteers to dinner last Friday at the New Peking Restaurant in Suva. The surgeons

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    Families Thank Aussie Surgeons

Families Thank Aussie Surgeons

Adikeva Sauvaka was happy to see her ten-year-old daughter Sereseini Tikinimasei recovering after her open -heart surgery yesterday. Ms Sauvaka said; “Last year, I came to know that my daughter

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    Nabukavesi Faces Quarantine Threat

Nabukavesi Faces Quarantine Threat

Nabukavesi Village in Namosi could be quarantined soon if an outbreak of typhoid is not contained and eliminated. The Tui Namosi, Ratu Suliano Matanitobua,  made an impassioned plea to his

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    We’re Part Of Landmark Resolutions

We’re Part Of Landmark Resolutions

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation closed the 68th World Health Assembly, noting the passing of several “land mark resolutions and decisions”. The meeting was attended by the Minister

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China Team Conducts Free Eye Clinics

  China Team Conducts Free Eye Clinics

Members of the public gathered at the Pacific Eye Institute (PEI) to get their examination completed in Suva, yesterday. Experts

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Health Care Giant Impresses Usamate

  Health Care Giant Impresses Usamate

The level of service provided by the Republic of Korea’s ninth largest conglomerate, Hanwha Corporation, has impressed the Minister for

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Reproductive Health Event In July

  Reproductive Health Event In July

More than 300 regional medical officers, nurses and midwives will gather in Suva from July 7-10 for the Pacific Society

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Lions Club Gives Eyeglasses

  Lions Club Gives Eyeglasses

Fiji Lions Club Suva donated five cartoons of eyeglasses to the Pacific Eye Institute yesterday. Club secretary Carl Perrin said

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Primary Students Lead The Charge

  Primary Students Lead The Charge

Ten Projects Abroad volunteers and 30 students from the Lautoka Muslim Primary School set the pace for a health and

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CWM Promotes Wellness At Fun Day

  CWM Promotes Wellness At Fun Day

The Suva Grammar School ground in Nasese was a hive of activities yesterday as staff from the Colonial War Memorial

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Cheque Boost For Kidney Centre

  Cheque Boost For Kidney Centre

The Kidney Foundation of Fiji received a $12,000 cheque donation from Island Safety & Civil Limited yesterday at the centre

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‘No Fault Scheme’ Soon

  ‘No Fault Scheme’ Soon

Cases of injuries at workplaces are on increasing says the Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations. Acting Permanent Secretary

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Doctors Trained On Workers Compensation

  Doctors Trained On Workers Compensation

Acting Permanent Secretary for Employment Osea Cawaru officially opened Phase II Doctor’s Workshop on Evaluation of Permanent Impairment at Holiday

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Nurses Day Marked

  Nurses Day Marked

Nurses were yesterday advised that life is more important than money. The advice was given by the director of nursing,

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Fiji Eyes Search, Rescue Concept

  Fiji Eyes Search, Rescue Concept

The Fijian Government, through the Ministry of Defence, is proposing the adoption of a new search and rescue concept that

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Health Ministry Prepares For Chikungunya

  Health Ministry Prepares For Chikungunya

The Ministry of Health has scaled up its preparedness for the Chikungunya virus after three cases were confirmed to have

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Cervical Cancer ‘Top Killer’

  Cervical Cancer ‘Top Killer’

Cervical cancer is the second highest cause of cancer deaths in Fiji, says the Ministry of Health. The disease is

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Triple Celebration For Fiji’s Oldest Midwife

  Triple Celebration For Fiji’s Oldest Midwife

It was a triple celebration for Daiana Tukana, arguably Fiji’s oldest practising midwife, at the Suva Private Hospital yesterday. Mrs

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Father Seeks Akbar’s Help

  Father Seeks Akbar’s Help

Separated from his immediate family and diagnosed with mental illness, Viliame Tuilaucala is pleading for help from the Government. The

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Minister Calls For Good Leadership

  Minister Calls For Good Leadership

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services sees a need for good leadership within its ranks. The comment was made

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Talks Focus On Service Quality

  Talks Focus On Service Quality

The Fiji Medical Association 57th scientific meeting has been told there is a need to radically lift the level of

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Fiji Team Helps Review Health Act

  Fiji Team Helps Review Health Act

The Fiji Health Response Team to Vanuatu is now reviewing the Vanuatu Public Health Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) as well

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Manuals Will Boost Service Delivery

  Manuals Will Boost Service Delivery

Three manuals that provide guidance to nurses to ensure that the Ministry of Health provides better service delivery for non-communicable

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You Need To Do Better, Says Minister

  You Need To Do Better, Says Minister

The nursing profession in Fiji has been told it has done well, but it needs to do better. The comment

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