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430 more beds at CWM Hospital

About 430 new beds have been placed throughout the CWM Hospital, the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed. He said there would be more new beds coming into
30 Sep 2018 13:13
430 more beds at CWM Hospital
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at the CWM Hospital. Photo: DEPTFO News

About 430 new beds have been placed throughout the CWM Hospital, the Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirmed.

He said there would be more new beds coming into the hospital and the Government hopes to carry out the renewal of infrastructures in all the hospitals around Fiji.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this during the opening of the new Mothers Rooms at CWM Hospital the past week.

Additionally, he said to ensure that the nation has an actual career path in the medical profession, the Government has significant investments in the public medical facilities in Fiji.

Also, it has substantially increased the salaries of nurses and doctors not only to make them stay in the system but also to recognise the hard work that they carry out.

He said they do not necessarily feel that they were remunerated enough to be able to stay in Fiji to make a good living.

For that, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government has provided more opportunities for training to ensure that doctors become specialists to give them more career opportunities.

He adds that the Government is now partnering with the private sectors in to the upgrading of hospitals in Lautoka and Ba.

“We have called for tenders in respect to having public-private partnerships and to provide a particular level of medical services procedures and care that is currently not available in Fiji,” he said.

Hopefully, with this public-private partnership, he said, people need not go overseas, they can stay within Fiji and get the services they need.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  selita.bolanavanua@fijisun.com.fj



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