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Early Christmas Party At The Home

“I am, especially pleased with the 100 per cent vaccination coverage of residents in this home. It was indeed a compliance that paid off in the 100 per cent recovery status in July when the home registered 39 positive cases.
21 Dec 2021 09:54
Early Christmas Party At The Home
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar cuts the celebration cake with residents and staff of the Suva Golden Age Home in Samabula on December 20, 2021. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

Residents of the Samabula Golden Age Home in Suva were treated to a Christmas party yesterday by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

The programme was also a chance for the line minister Rosy Akbar to thank all hardworking staff of the home together who helped contain the COVID-19 virus in the facility without a life being lost during the second wave of outbreak this year.

Ms Akbar said the home registered 39 positive cases with a 100 per cent recovery rate.

“I commend the staff members’ serious adherence to the safety and discipline measures practised in the facility, these protocols and sacrifices echo great achieved status on the capabilities to manage COVID-19 in Aged Care Home settings in Fiji,” she said.

“I am, especially pleased with the 100 per cent vaccination coverage of residents in this home. It was indeed a compliance that paid off in the one hundred per cent recovery status in July when the home registered 39 positive cases.

“It is indeed a great honour and privilege for me to be here today, to join you as we try to bring the Christmas cheer to our dear residents and the hard-working team here at the home.”

Ms Akbar acknowledged the support of the timely assistance from the Government of Australia through the DFAT Funding.

This sponsored the three months engagement of qualified officials to add value to the Aged Care Homes in the country.

“At the outset I wish to express my appreciation to the elders of the home, for their patience and enthusiasm to help us recognise the significance of this day, as well as the talented team of officials of the home, who have been on the frontline to ensure  we maintain and elevate the care, dignity and respect of elders.

“I also extend our official gratitude to the TISI Sangam agency for agreeing to be part of the facilitating agency for the recruitment of the staff through the DFAT funding.”

She added that the ministry would continue to elevate and maintain the care offered to residents. Something they all deserved

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