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Call For Action In Health

National Federation Party member Prem Singh has called on Government to immediately do something about the health service. In his maiden speech yesterday, Mr Singh said: “An example of the
17 Oct 2014 09:21
Call For Action In Health
Prem Singh. Photo: Jona Konataci

National Federation Party member Prem Singh has called on Government to immediately do something about the health service.

In his maiden speech yesterday, Mr Singh said: “An example of the deteriorating health system is that the blood testing machine at the Lautoka Hospital has not been functioning for the last three weeks.

“This week the Lautoka Hospital ran out of morphine tablets given to patients to ease their severe pain. This is totally unacceptable.

“Government needs to pay immediate attention to this chronic problem.  Fiji needs a comprehensive health care modernisation programme.

“Such health care modernisation program should place our citizens at the heart of rebuilding health care.

“Government should ensure medical care that is focused on compassion, respect and dignity life for all our citizens.

“Regardless of age and place of residence, citizens must have access to decent health care. To achieve this, a Personalised Health Care framework is needed.

“Funding must be committed to ensure that Fiji has well-placed and well-resourced team of medical workers. Our citizens should know that in hospitals, they will be seen by doctors within a specified time and not wait endlessly.

“Public provision of health care in Fiji is a foundation on which this country is built. Investing in health is investing in our future.

“I come from the cane belt and have been a cane farmer all my life. Unfortunately, there has been no mention of the sugar industry in Government’s plan for the ensuing year that was outlined by His Excellency.

“The sugar industry has weathered many storms for over a 100 years when it was the mainstay of our economy.

“But our sugar industry has been staggering for the last eight years.”

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