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Labasa Tops Mother Safe Hospital Initiative

Labasa Hospital is the only hospital in Fiji that has achieved past the 90 per cent mark in the mother safe hospital initiative audit. This was revealed by Labasa Hospital
22 Sep 2017 11:00
Labasa Tops Mother Safe Hospital Initiative
Third from left: ANZ Fiji country head Saud Minam, Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar, Labasa Hospital medical superintendent Dr Jaoji Vulibeci with hospital staff members and officials on September 20, 2017. Photo: Shratika Singh

Labasa Hospital is the only hospital in Fiji that has achieved past the 90 per cent mark in the mother safe hospital initiative audit.

This was revealed by Labasa Hospital medical superintendent Doctor Jaoji Vulibeci during Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar’s visit to the hospital on Wednesday.

“This record makes the Labasa Hospital the safest hospital to deliver your baby,” Dr Vulibeci said.

“We have the only labour ward with the highest number of midwives per shift and almost all are graduates from the Labasa Sangam School of Nursing,” he said.

“Labasa Sangam School of Nursing uses the Labasa ANZ labour ward as their teaching arena.

“Our still births have been reduced by 50 per cent.

“Maternity services are an area that needs our utmost support and strengthening in Labasa Hospital,” he said.

“This is in light of the fact that Labasa Hospital is the only referral hospital in Vanua Levu dealing with all high risk pregnancies and the ever increasing number almost 80 percent of normal deliveries which used to be performed in the subdivisional hospitals and health centres in the past few years.”

Dr Vulibeci believes that the direct result of their commitment to provide a safer environment to deliver babies world leaders in September 2000, adopted the United Nations Millennium Declaration committing nations to a new global partnership to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.

 

Hospital refurnished

Meanwhile, Ms Akbar encouraged corporate institutions to be the voice of change not only for the betterment of their organisation but for the people they serve.

During the handing over of the refurnished ANZ labour ward-maternity unit at hospital on Wednesday, Ms Akbar thanked ANZ Fiji country head Saud Minam and his staff members for their noble commitment.

“Your passion and commitment to give back through your corporate responsibility initiatives truly reflects ANZ’s commitment to foster positive changes,” Ms Akbar said to the ANZ staff.

“The Fijian Government cannot achieve great changes on its own, we would like to see more corporate organisations join hands and provide the much needed support and contribution to the development of Fiji’s health system.

Edited by Mohammed Ali

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