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Nadi Hospital Board Of Visitors Injects $25K To Create Space

The Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors has injected $25,000 to turn the old hospital building into a Special Outpatient Department Ward. This initiative has come through the ministry and the
04 Oct 2016 11:00
Nadi Hospital Board Of Visitors Injects $25K To Create Space
From left: Chairman of Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors Israr Khan, Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar, and Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Alex O’Connor, at the old wing of the Nadi Hospital yesterday. Photo: Litia Tikomailepanoni

The Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors has injected $25,000 to turn the old hospital building into a Special Outpatient Department Ward.

This initiative has come through the ministry and the hospital board of visitors working towards overcoming the shortage of space at the Nadi Hospital.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar said the shortage of space was one of the two major issues currently challenging the Nadi Hospital, and the works would begin in a fortnight.

“I think it’s very important that we refurbish it and relook at some of the old areas that need improvement in the old building because there is a shortage of space at Nadi Hospital,” Ms Akbar said.

“That is going to help and I am glad that the board of governors have actually come up with the plan and they have already talked to the contractors to start the work in the next two weeks.”

 

Other issues

She said there were other issues but two that were discussed yesterday during her visit to the Nadi Hospital were the shortage of space and medicine.

“We see there’s a part of the old hospital that has not been utilised so the board of visitors is going to embark on the renovation exercise for that project. It should be completed within six weeks to two months,” she said.

“And we hope to solve the issue of space which I see as a major problem here other than that these are issues that we are going to go back meet up with the management and see how best we can solve.”

She was impressed with the way the hospital was operating and thanked the medical team for the hard work and effort.

“The patients are pretty happy with the services they are being given apart from a few frustrated patients waiting outside for the test results,” she said.

“I believe they need to understand that the results will be received within two hours so I have told the nurses to at least keep advising the patients that results will come back in two hours and keep following on that.”

Ms Akbar also told the staff not to worry too much about the civil service reform because if they perform well the ministry would remunerate them, especially in terms of special skills.

 

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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