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O’Connor Vows Improvement For Maritime Communities

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will improve health services in the maritime and remote health facilities around Fiji. This was highlighted by the Assistant Minister for Health and
12 Dec 2016 11:00
O’Connor Vows Improvement For Maritime Communities
Assistant Health Minister Alex O’Connor (right) at the Vuna Nursing Station in Taveuni. Photo: DEPTFO News

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will improve health services in the maritime and remote health facilities around Fiji.

This was highlighted by the Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services , Alex O’ Connor’s during a tour of the health facilities in Taveuni last week.

Mr O’Connor visited Taveuni Hospital, Vuna Nursing Station, Vuna Health Centre, Bouma Nursing Station and Qamea Health Centre in the Cakaudrove Province.

He said the Health Ministry remained committed to enhancing health care services in the maritime communities.

“The difficulties faced in these areas needs to be addressed and I certainly believe that if we work as a team we can definitely overcome challenges and raise the standard of health care services. Health facilities in the remote and maritime areas should be prioritised,” Mr O’Connor said.

Mr O’Connor, while on tour, was informed that one of the major challenges in the maritime communities was the accessibility of transportation.

As such, the ministry will look into ensuring that vehicles and boats receive proper maintenance in a timely manner to sustain transport services.

Assistant Minister O’Connor encouraged the Ministry of Health staff to work collaboratively with the stakeholders and broaden the opportunities for the health sector development.

He also thanked the staff for their dedication and urged them to continue carrying out their duties with diligence and empathy.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health will continue to assess the health services and facilities through increased visitations to look at the key areas of improvement and development.

Source: DEPTFO News

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