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New Rotuma Hospital ‘Progressing’

The first phase of the construction of the $4.6million Rotuma Hospital at Ahau is progressing successfully. Divisional officer Rotuma, Niumaia Masere, said it was expected to be completed by November.
13 May 2015 12:00
New Rotuma Hospital  ‘Progressing’

The first phase of the construction of the $4.6million Rotuma Hospital at Ahau is progressing successfully.

Divisional officer Rotuma, Niumaia Masere, said it was expected to be completed by November.

“This includes the storeroom, mortuary, and kitchen whereas Phase Two consists of the main building and hospital,” Mr Masere said.

Phase One was allocated $2.2m.

“There are 25 personnel who have been deployed by the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces Engineers Regiment currently carrying out the work. There had also been some unforeseen challenges in terms of transportation that delayed building materials,” Mr Masere said.

He said the construction of the new Rotuma Hospital was the outcome of the Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama.

It would bring many advantages to the people of Rotuma.

“The existing hospital was built in 1920 and the condition was very old, so having the new building which will have new facilities and new equipments would be very helpful to the people of Rotuma,” Mr Masere said.

He said the population for Rotuma stood at 2008 which consisted of 26 villages in seven districts.

Mr Masere said the existing hospital’s outpatient department would cater for 30 patients a day.

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