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Labasa Hospital Increases Healthy Living Awareness

Television and DVD to spread message Labasa Hospital has stepped up its healthy living promotion to patients and the people of the North. Television screens and digital versatile disc (DVD)
01 Nov 2015 10:30
Labasa Hospital Increases Healthy Living Awareness
Labasa Hospital Board of Vistas Treasurer Selina Leewah (left) with Chairman Ami Kohli hand over television and DVD to Labasa Hospital Acting Medical Superintendent Mikaele Mua (middle), Labasa Hospital Administrator Krishna Kumari and Labasa Hospital Matron Fane Biraki (right) at Labasa Hospital yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

Television and DVD to spread message

Labasa Hospital has stepped up its healthy living promotion to patients and the people of the North.

Television screens and digital versatile disc (DVD) players have been mounted on strategic locations in the hospital to relay promotional and educational videos on healthy living.

This was boosted by the handing-over of two television screens and DVD decks last Friday.

One television was placed in the Oncology Department, one DVD in Special Outpatient Department (SOPD) and another television with DVD in the Radiology Department.

Labasa Hospital acting medical superintendent Dr Mikaele Mua said the assistance would benefit to patients, members of the public and medical workers.

“Many patients travel from far distance to be at the hospital and I believe when they will watch the educational videos they will be relieved from the burden and stress they are carrying,” Dr Mua said.

“We are going to show educational video programmes on healthy living, health related problems and diseases to raise more awareness.

“They will return home and share the information to the rest of their family members.”

Labasa Hospital Board of Visitors chairman Ami Kohli said: “We have provided the television so that patients can be occupied and not get agitated while they are waiting to be attended to.

“There is a shortage of doctors and the patients get irritated whilst waiting. Hopefully with television screens around, patients will feel relaxed.

“The board is always there to assist the hospital in delivering best services to patients. In order to achieve this, everyone has to play his or her part.

“Unfortunately, we are receiving a lot of complaints about nurses being on their mobile phones whilst at work. We have requested Dr Mua to put an end to this practice,” he said.

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