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 Frontline Doctor Misses Baby

“Seeing people calling out for help every now and then it’s really one of the motiva­tions that keep us going. But I can say it’s re­ally a challenge.”
04 Aug 2021 10:50
 Frontline Doctor Misses Baby
Dr Ilikini Naitini.

Frontline worker Dr Ilikini Nai­tini hopes his five-month-old son will grow up to under­stand the sacrifices his parents are doing.

Dr Naitini and his wife are both doctors and have been away from home for months since the second wave of COVID-19 out­break in April.

In a video interview with Volunteer First Responders, he said the last time he saw his son before he left home was when he was one-month-old.

“I only spent one hour two weeks ago that’s when I got the chance to go and see him,” Dr Naitini said.

“Seeing people calling out for help every now and then it’s really one of the motiva­tions that keep us going. But I can say it’s re­ally a challenge.”

FEMAT Pre-hospital Emergency Retrieval Lead Lemeki Lenoa said their team of 36 frontline staff operate 24/7.

Ten staff are on rotation within the 165 Emergency Co-ordination Centre at the ANZ Stadium Corporate Box while the remaining crew rotate within the shifts.

They have a fleet of eight vehicles includ­ing ambulances and transfer vehicles which are used to transfer cases.

During surge moments, Mr Lenoa said the co-ordination centre can have calls occur­ring every 30 to 60 seconds at a time.

Whilst that is happening with the surge of calls, the team also coordinate and dispatch resources across all divisions.

Currently, their area of focus is within the Lami-Nausori corridor.

 

 



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