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10 Interesting Things About Our Ministry of Health And Medical Services’ Chief Medical Advisor -Dr Jemesa Tudravu

“Dr Tudravu is not only an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, having trained here and in Australia for work experience, he is also a very experienced administrator,” Dr Waqainabete said.
14 May 2021 15:57
10 Interesting Things About Our Ministry of Health And Medical Services’ Chief Medical Advisor -Dr Jemesa Tudravu

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has described him as a humble, gentle giant.

He has become a familiar face in recent press conferences, providing updates on the works of the ministry on the ground in affected COVID-19 areas.

He is Chief Medical Advisor, Dr Jemesa Tudravu.

“Dr Tudravu is not only an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, having trained here and in Australia for work experience, he is also a very experienced administrator,” Dr Waqainabete said.

“He is a humble man with a big heart and always very thoughtful during his term as Medical Superintendent of Lautoka Hospital and most recently at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva.

“The ministry is blessed to have people like him and Dr Fong with their experience and calibre. As colleagues we have worked together and understood each other well,” the minister said.
1. Dr Tudravu is originally from Sese, Saqani in Cakaudrove, with maternal links to Nanukuloa, Saivou in Ra.

2. He is the seventh in a family of eight siblings.

3. Professionally, Dr Jemesa Tudravu is an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He has work experience in both Fiji and Australia.

4. Dr Tudravu is the first cousin of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong.

5. He is married to Dr Litia Buadromo Tudravu and she is a consultant pathologist at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she is currently based at the Labasa Hospital. Dr Litia is the sister of Dr Eka Buadromo, a Senior Laboratory Advisor for the Public Health Division at the Pacific Community. The sisters hail from Naroi, Moala in Lau.

6. Dr Litia and Dr Jemesa have three children, a son and two daughters.

7. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree – with their rich proficiency in the medical fraternity, the couple’s eldest and only son has also followed in their footsteps.

8. Dr Tudravu’s son is also married to another medical doctor and together, they have a son.

9. Outside of work, Dr Tudravu is a lay preacher at the Centenary in Suva.

10. Dr Tudravu is a family man, and despite his busy schedules with work, he always loves to spend quality time with members of his family.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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