Waqainabete: ‘Savusavu Morgue Power Issue Not True’

All hospitals in the country have backup generators, he adds.
03 Feb 2021 09:25
Waqainabete: ‘Savusavu Morgue Power Issue Not True’
Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete. Photo: Ronald Kumar

News on social media about a power issue with the Savusavu Hospital morgue has been labelled as false rumours.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Ifereimi Waqainabete said people should not believe in the false rumour circulated on Facebook.

The post on Facebook had stated that the Savusavu Hospital and morgue do not have a generator and that private citizens have had to provide power to the morgue.

The post also caught the attention of National Federation Party’s Member of Parliament, Lenora Qereqeretabua, who had queried if private citizens had provided power supply to the Savusavu morgue.

The minister, in response, said every hospital in the country had backup generators to keep things going and whenever there were power outages by Energy Fiji Limited, the hospitals would use their own power generators.

“In the past few days there was a power outage throughout Fiji, but the hospitals were using their own generators and still they are using them when there is no power supply,” Dr Waqainabete said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi


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