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Mothers Deserve Best, Says PM

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says mothers are the backbone of the nation and deserve the best facilities “It’s always a special pleasure to improve facilities for the most important people
22 Jan 2015 11:22
Mothers Deserve Best, Says PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left), chats with Makereta Cokotaqele during the opening of the Sigatoka hospital new wing yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says mothers are the backbone of the nation and deserve the best facilities

“It’s always a special pleasure to improve facilities for the most important people in all our lives – our mothers. Unfortunately, they haven’t always had that here in Sigatoka.”

He was speaking at the opening of the new maternity wing of the Sigatoka Hospital.

The PM is grateful to the Fiji Hotel Association, Coral Coast Chapter, for the joint venture in building the $2.6 million facility.

The Hotel Association, Coral Coast Chapter, contributed $600,000, with the rest provided by Government.

The extension is a public-private partnership between the Government and the Fiji Hotel Association through the Board of Visitors at Sigatoka Hospital.

Prime Minister thanked the Association on behalf of every Fijian, and especially the people of Nadroga, for that contribution.

“I’m delighted to open this new extension to the hospital – where a great deal more Fijians will enter the world in the coming months and years,” he added.

“All over Fiji my Government is working to improve the standard of our hospitals and health-care centres to provide the Fijian people with the best possible standard of care that a country like ours can afford.

“About 100 babies are delivered here every month. And a similar number attend the ante-natal care clinic as we prepare our mothers for their important day. So everything about this new facility is designed to make them more comfortable and give them the best possible care.”

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