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Minister gives thumbs up on outsourcing

By LOSIRENE CHAND So far there have been no complaints about the mortuaries in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa being outsourced. The Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma, who was in
02 Feb 2014 07:56
Outside the mortuary at the Labasa Hospital.  Photo: LOSIRENE CHAND

Outside the mortuary at the Labasa Hospital. Photo: LOSIRENE CHAND

By LOSIRENE CHAND

So far there have been no complaints about the mortuaries in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa being outsourced.
The Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma, who was in the Northern Division earlier this week said the three mortuaries were working well and have had no complaints so far.
“The Health Ministry needs to focus on core issues as sometimes people do too many things and you find that they need to focus on what you need to do well in your area of work,” Dr Sharma said.
“We believe that if a patient passes away, there is a dignity of proper burial, but I believe it is important that we focus on health care.”
He said the ministry needed to focus on health, its promotion, looking after patients at the primary, secondary and tertiary care.
Since the three main hospital mortuaries have been outsourced, Dr Sharma said it had provided better services.
Dr Sharma said the Ministry of Health has been instrumental in outsourcing its security services.
Now they were also looking at the kitchen and laundry services in larger hospitals being outsourced.




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