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COVID-19: Government Steps Up Action Against Deadly Virus

Over the weekend, facilities in the Makoi Health Centre in the Central Division were readied to serve as an isolation facility for any pregnant woman, who may test positive for COVID-19.
30 Mar 2020 12:52
COVID-19: Government Steps Up Action Against Deadly Virus
Inside the Makoi isolation facility.

The Government is preparing our health facilities in the event more cases of the deadly COVID-19 disease are confirmed in Fiji.

Over the weekend, facilities in the Makoi Health Centre in the Central Division were readied to serve as an isolation facility for any pregnant woman, who may test positive for COVID-19.

This Makoi isolation facility is for COVID-19 positive children and pregnant women, who may need to deliver their babies. An Intensive Care Unit with ventilators has also been set up to accommodate such cases.

The Makoi isolation facility is ready to serve any pregnant woman who tests positive for COVID-19.

The Makoi isolation facility is ready to serve any pregnant woman who tests positive for COVID-19.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has further confirmed that the Health and Medical Services Ministry is preparing the Ba Hospital in case a positive COVID-19 case is detected in the area.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers have been building an incinerator at the Navua Hospital. This incinerator is vital since any clothing, which comes in contact with COVID-19 patient four and his family members in isolation, need to be disposed off properly, thus minimising the risk of transmission.

A Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineer at work in the building of the incinerator at the Navua Hospital.

A Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineer at work in the building of the incinerator at the Navua Hospital.

The engineers, while busy with the construction, have also been mindful of the need to remain safe and follow the advice of medical personnel.

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