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Police Bring Smiles To Child Patients

Deputy Commissioner of Po­lice Rusiate Tudravu and a team of Police officers paid a visit to the Children’s Ward of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, bringing treats for the young
10 Oct 2018 11:02
Police Bring Smiles To Child Patients
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu visits parents and patients at the Children’s Ward of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva on October 9, 2018.

Deputy Commissioner of Po­lice Rusiate Tudravu and a team of Police officers paid a visit to the Children’s Ward of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, bringing treats for the young pa­tients.

Speaking to children and parents, DCP Tudravu said his message for them was for parents to give their first priority to their children.

“We have been receiving lot of re­ports in regards to our children and a lot of offences that has been com­mitted,” he said.

“The vulnerable groups are our children and I plead with you today to look after your children well.”

DCP Tudravu wished all the child patients a quick recovery. Echo­ing the theme of this year’s Fiji Day celebrations – ‘Progressing together leaving no Fijian behind’ – he said he was there on behalf of Government as Fijians celebrate 48 years of sovereignty as an inde­pendent state.

“Guardians and parents should know that children are cared for by Government.”

He also noted that there were other senior Government officials who were visiting other hospital in other divisions.

“I hope our presence here today comforts you and shows you that the Government thinks about every citizen of the country,” he said.

A patient’s mother, Katalaini Va­tutalevi, said that her newborn child had been admitted in the hos­pital for couple of days and said she believed having Government of­ficials visiting the children’s ward was something very special.

“It is a welcome change and it makes us happy,” she said.

“This Fiji Day is special because I am getting to celebrate with my first-born baby through the good gestures by the Government.”

Another patient’s mother present, Mennz Ali, said that her daughter had been having a good time cel­ebrating with the other children at the hospital.

“It is wonderful for the Govern­ment to pay a visit to the children today in the ward,” she said.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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