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Tele-Medicine Services Part Of Govt’s Internet Connectivity Goal

Internet Connectivity at rural health centres is a strategic part of the Government’s commitment to ensure tele-medicine services are available to all Fijians. This project is to assist health centres
04 Feb 2022 11:33
Tele-Medicine Services Part Of Govt’s Internet Connectivity Goal

Internet Connectivity at rural health centres is a strategic part of the Government’s commitment to ensure tele-medicine services are available to all Fijians. This project is to assist health centres with stable internet connection irrespective of the location.

Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said this while commissioning the Wifi enabled internet connection at Dogutuki and Lagi Health Centres on Wednesday.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said improved medical services could now be expected from their health facilities for the people of both localities.

He also said a reliable internet connection now would improve the service delivery to patients at these remote rural areas.

“Nurses can easily share critical patient information to their seniors and doctors for assessment and deliberation and assist treatment,” he said.

Villager grateful

Dogutuki villager, Mereadani Teresia, was a happy mother on Wednesday.

She said nurses at the health centre would now have additional medical support in contacting experts in other major hospitals and centres.

The mother-of-five, usually visits the health centre for check-ups or treatments for her family members. Ms Teresia added the community health facility was now in line with the medical technological standards.

 

Dogutuki Nursing staff sees connectivity as breakthrough

Health Centre staff nurse, Sister Venina Qilu, believed the breakthrough in accessing stable internet connection would be a major contributor  to their ability to provide service to their patients in the technically credible and medically professional manner.

Ms Qilu said she was humbled at the experience of meeting the Acting PM in person.

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