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Two Extra Consultation Rooms For Nadi Hospital’s Locum Doctors

This was after the Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors injected $9000 for the construction Locum doctors at the Nadi Hospital will soon have their own consultation rooms. This was after
28 Dec 2016 11:00
Two Extra Consultation Rooms For Nadi Hospital’s Locum Doctors

This was after the Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors injected $9000 for the construction

Locum doctors at the Nadi Hospital will soon have their own consultation rooms.

This was after the Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors injected $9000 for the construction of the extra consultation rooms.

Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors, chairman, Mohammed Israr Khan, said the two rooms would take the number of consultations rooms to seven.

“Which means seven doctors will be seeing patients at one time during peak operating hours,” Mr Khan said.

He also said this would reduce the issue of patients having to wait of long hours to see a doctor.

“From the audit in Suva, we received that we had only two issues; one was the patients waiting at hospital to see the doctors and the other was hygiene.

“So we decided to use the available space to build the consultation rooms so that we can have seven doctors at work at once,” he said.

The rooms, he said, were expected to be completed by New Year, before the Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar visits the hospital.

“The Board has been doing its best to look into the needs of the hospital and we have managed to improve many things.”

With the aim to upgrade and better the medical facilities and services at Nadi Hospital, Mr Khan said the Board takes up a couple of projects every year.

Two locum doctors were posted to Nadi Hospital in October to help cater for patients during the peak operating hours.

 

Nadi Hospital SOPD to open services in 2017

The Nadi Hospital Special Outpatient Department (SOPD) will also be open come 2017.

Mr Khan said the building, which was previously known as the old Nadi Hospital, was neglected after the new Nadi Hospital was constructed.

“We decided to have the SOPD in one area so that people coming on appointments can just come, get their results checked and move on,” Mr Khan said.

“I am satisfied we are finally getting it done and we can operate in a proper manner.”

He said this will now be easier for diabetic and hypertension patients to get their blood tests quickly.

The total costing of the renovation summed up to a total of $20,000 where part of the renovation was funded by the International Coptic Church and the Nadi Hospital Board of Visitors.

The newly renovated SOPD will include a waiting area, pharmacy, reception area, two consultation rooms and the convenience.

The SOPD will begin setting up the newly renovated area to be ready for the New Year.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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