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‘Labasa Needs Fulltime Pathologist’

  There is an urgent need for a fulltime pathologist at the Labasa Hospital, says Abdul Fahim of Valebasoga. Mr Fahim raised this issue with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during
18 Jan 2016 10:30
‘Labasa Needs Fulltime Pathologist’
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama (left) meeting people at Nubu Village, Macuata Province during is tour last week. Photo:PENI DRAUNA

 

There is an urgent need for a fulltime pathologist at the Labasa Hospital, says

Abdul Fahim of Valebasoga.

Mr Fahim raised this issue with Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a talanoa session held during the opening of a new school block at Valebasoga Secondary School in Labasa.

Mr Fahim told Mr Bainimarama that in his religion they are supposed to conduct the funeral of their loved ones on the same day they died.

“Unfortunately we are not able to do that because the post-mortem cannot be carried out on the same day,” Mr Fahim said.

“When we take the body to Labasa Hospital the doctor at the desk will tell us that they have to call the pathologist from Suva and it would take at least three days.”

He said sometimes they had to wait for a week before the post-mortem was done.

Mohammed Salim in supporting the call said: “Labasa Hospital is a divisional Hospital and there should be a fulltime doctor doing post-mortems.”

“If we have a full time pathologist then our problem of funeral arrangements will be solved and Government will not need to send that doctor from Suva to Labasa every week.”

Mr Bainimarama assured them that he would look into this and he told his officials to take note of what was raised.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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