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Lab Techs First To Get Shots In The North

“Also it is the way to normalisation for all of us, especially for the Health Department and for the Government, as we know that we have been through alot of hard times here in the North.”
12 Mar 2021 13:00
Lab Techs First To Get Shots In The North
Labasa Hospital laboratory technician officer Timoci Rasolo gets vaccinated by Director Nursing of Labasa Hospital, Suman Lata Raman, at the Labasa Hospital Conference room on March 11,2021. He is the first in the Northern Division to receive the AstraZeneca shot. Photo: Laisa Lui

More than 200 doses of vaccines arrived in Labasa yesterday to be mobilised in the Northern Division.

World Health Organisation support officer for COVID-19 vaccine Sangita Sharma said  yesterday they focussed on getting the hospital staff members vaccinated.

“We will  later move  to Savusavu, where our main focus will be at the port of entry and the Savusavu Hospital.

There are 150 doses for Labasa while 100 doses for Savusavu.

Meanwhile, Labasa Hospital laboratory technician Timoci Rasolo, who was the first medical staff to get vaccinated, said AstraZeneca was the way to normalisation.

“For us in the laboratory, we’re the ones doing the testing,”Mr Rasolo said.

“I am very thankful to be the first one to receive the vaccination in the Northern Division

“Also it is the way to normalisation for all of us, especially for the Health Department and for the Government, as we know that we have been through alot of hard times here in the North.”

Director Nursing Suman Lata Raman said they have put the lab technicians to be the first ones  to receive the vaccination because they run tests on samples daily.

Seventeen lab technicians out of the 30 lab workers received the  first roll out of the vaccine yesterday.

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