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10 Interesting Things About Dr Luke Nasedra

Dr Luke Nasedra never imagined that he would one day become the Acting Superintendent of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.
06 Jun 2021 10:07
10 Interesting Things About Dr Luke Nasedra
Dr Luke Nasedra.

One look at Dr Luke Nasedra, one would agree that his humble personality goes without notice.

From his humble beginnings, growing up in his mother’s village in Nasaibitu, Wainibuka, Tailevu, Dr Luke Nasedra never imagined that he would one day become the Acting Superintendent of the Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

Today, apart from his role in running the Country’s largest hospital, he also plays the leading role for the Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team (FEMAT) amid the current COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

During the 21 days sequestration of the Lautoka Hospital, Dr Nasedra and his team worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the FEMAT Lautoka field hospital was up and running continuing with the Ministry of Health’s normative functions.

His team has now moved to Suva to staff the field hospital at the Vodafone Arena and the National Gymnasium.

1 Dr Luke Nasedra is originally from Lodoni, Sawakasa in Tailevu with maternal links to Nasaibitu, Wainibuka, Tailevu.

2 He spent a great deal of his childhood growing up in his mother’s village in Wainibuka, Tailevu.

3 He has five siblings and he is a former student of Queen Victoria School (QVS).

4Dr Luke is married to Raijeli Naqiri of Korovou Village in Tavua and they have two children

5 Dr Luke Nasedra graduated from the Fiji School of Medicine (now Fiji National University) in 1997. Following a year of Internship he completed one year of general practice at Fiji’s most remote Health Centre, Ono-i-lau; joining Anaesthesia in 20t00.

6 He graduated with a Diploma in Anaesthesia in 2001 and he pursued further studies to obtain his Masters in Medicine (Anaesthesia) in 2005. He was the Head of Department in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Labasa Hospital and then a Consultant in 2010. 

7 He was involved with the Pacific Society of Anaesthetists as Vice President and President for a total of eight years.

8 Apart from serving locally, Dr Luke has served at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and one year in Syria with the Fiji Battalion.

9 He is also the Chair of the National Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Services, Clinical Services Network in Fiji.

10 Apart from his professional life, Dr Luke is a family man who loves to spend time with his family.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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