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Kadavu Provincial Council Chair Lauds Health Ministry’s Swift Action On Kadavu

“All in all, it has been a good community and Government partnership. An example that when we all work together in unity, we can achieve a lot more.”
15 Sep 2021 13:06
Kadavu Provincial Council Chair Lauds Health Ministry’s Swift Action On Kadavu
Frontliners in Vunisea, Kadavu.

After screening through the 75 villages and 50 settlements on Kadavu, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services teams have identified that the virus was only present in 32 villages on the island.

This was the statement made by the chairman of the Kadavu Provincial Council, Malakai Masi, who praised the swift action of the ministry’s personnel who worked through the province identifying COVID-19 cases in villages.

Mr Masi said with the virus in only 32 villages, it meant the infection affected a quarter of Kadavu.

“That means that 3/4 of Kadavu is still COVID-free. Within three weeks, the lockdown of the villages and Vunisea Government Station has shown effect with the drop of the number of new cases,” Mr Masi said.

“We have stopped the blame game of complaining why it has come to our shores, but we will work together within our limited resources to stop the spread and keep Kadavu safe for the future,” he said.

“The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Government officials, doctors, nurses and public health workers, soldiers, Police officers and the whole of Government approach; may I, as Chairman of the Kadavu Provincial Council wish to extend how indebted we are to the ministry for detecting the virus, sending your FEMAT COVID-response team to combat the fast spreading of the virus in Kadavu within a short time.”

He said there were now over 480 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Kadavu with two deaths, but only six cases were admitted to the Vunisea Hospital.

“Our village health workers in each village have now been working with the zone nurses in looking after all cases of COVID-19 in Kadavu.

“All the villagers have helped feed our COVID-positive patients in the village so that they would remain isolated in their homes. And now we only have 61 active cases who should be cleared at the end of next week.

“The FEMAT COVID-response team have done a good job and are concluding their work and planning to exit next week.

“All in all, it has been a good community and Government partnership. An example that when we all work together in unity, we can achieve a lot more.”

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