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Minister Outlines Situation At Hospitals

The Colonial War Memorial Hospital is struggling coping with the demands for water during this current impasse. In a press conference Health Minister Jone Usamate said the hospital had to
12 Dec 2014 13:59
Minister Outlines  Situation At Hospitals

The Colonial War Memorial Hospital is struggling coping with the demands for water during this current impasse.

In a press conference Health Minister Jone Usamate said the hospital had to set up additional water tanks to get water flowing in the hospital.

“After setting up the water tanks the volume of water is still not the amount that you need to maintain the full services at the hospital,” he said.

“Because of that they had to reduce their services and only serious cases are being attended to.

“They had to reduce staff as well by closing some of the departments,” he said.

The dental, eye, oncology and gynaecology departments still remain closed.

Mr Usamate said they were hoping that corporate organisations would step up to supply water to the affected hospitals to help the patients.

Meanwhile the Maternity Ward at the CWM Hospital has received water from Pleass Global Limited.

The company yesterday delivered bottles of water to the hospital for women in labour.

The company stated that since various parts of Suva were facing water cuts including the hospital, they were concerned about the women in the maternity wards.

The Raiwaqa and Lami health centres are still operational but people have been advised to visit other hospitals having access to water supply.

“They are still open but we are trying to reduce the patient number by advising them to visit other health centres because there would be problems like flushing the toilets,” Mr Usamate said.

People have been requested to visit Valelevu, Nasinu, Makoi, Wainibokasi, Nausori and Navua health centres.

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