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Prime Minister Promises Ambulance For Health Centre In Macuata

  An emotional daughter’s loss has moved Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to promise the provision of an ambulance for the Wainikoro Health Centre in Macuata. It is understood that this
03 Sep 2016 10:41
Prime Minister Promises Ambulance For Health Centre In Macuata
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at Wainikoro in Macuata Province. Photo: Shratika Naidu

 

An emotional daughter’s loss has moved Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama to promise the provision of an ambulance for the Wainikoro Health Centre in Macuata.

It is understood that this will be the first ambulance to be provided for a rural health facility in the North.

This was announced by the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama during a talanoa session at the Ratu Ilisanita Malodali Technical College in Nadogo yesterday.

Ranadi Matakibau of Vunivutu village in Nadogo told Mr Bainimarama that her father had died while they were waiting for an ambulance to arrive at the Vunivutu Nursing Station from Labasa Hospital.

“We rushed my father down to the nursing station before 8am after he complained of pains that morning,” Ms Matakibau said.

“When we got there, we were told to wait for the ambulance coming from Labasa. An hour later my father passed away in the vehicle we brought him in from the village.

“We transported my father’s body to the Wainikoro Health Centre in that same vehicle and the ambulance just escorted us when we were making our way there.”

Mr Bainimarama told the people of Nadogo that they would be getting an ambulance and possibly four additional doctors for the Wainikoro Health Centre.

Ms Matakibau said she welcomed the idea since it would help health medical officers respond to them faster.

“I am satisfied that now we would be able to transport urgent cases faster to the hospital, so what happened to my family is not repeated,” Ms Matakibau.

The acting Divisional Medical Officer Northern Ashneel Prasad said they were very happy to hear of this announcement as it meant better services for the people in the outskirts of Labasa town.

Mr Prasad said this would help them to better attend to urgent cases coming in from Nadogo.

There are two doctors and one nursing practitioner currently serving the 8700 people in Nadogo and the neighbouring district of Namuka.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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