Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete

Labasa Hospital The Only One With All COVID-19-Free Staff
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Labasa Hospital The Only One With All COVID-19-Free Staff

“We kept our guard up despite the low number of cases recorded in the Northern Division because we were aware that...

Fiji Recorded More Than 8000 Children With COVID-19
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Fiji Recorded More Than 8000 Children With COVID-19

“The significant regional difference in the observed incidence rate of COVID-19 among the young population will re...

Country Reopening Borders Sooner?
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Country Reopening Borders Sooner?

PM says if the nation achieves vaccination rate, it could reopen before November 1

TV Series Changing Food Habits In The Region
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TV Series Changing Food Habits In The Region

The stress on the health system in the Pacific had been immense even before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now ...

 Do Not Give Anti-Vaxxers A Platform
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 Do Not Give Anti-Vaxxers A Platform

“By giving them a platform, we are telling them that they have a voice.”

Korea Offers Further Assistance For Fiji In Covid-19 Battle
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Korea Offers Further Assistance For Fiji In Covid-19 Battle

The Korean Government has provided further assistance worth FJ$400,000 to aid the Fijian Government in the ongoing f...

Enough Vaccines for All Eligible In Fiji: Minister
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Enough Vaccines for All Eligible In Fiji: Minister

Dr Waqainabete said to date the ministry confirms enough vaccines for all age eligible individuals and continues to ...

Options Explored Over Shower Facilities At Suva Isolation Centre
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Options Explored Over Shower Facilities At Suva Isolation Centre

To try and control the number of people in the facility we are also transferring some of them to the hospital facili...

Vevedu No COVID Cure
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Vevedu No COVID Cure

“COVID-19 is caused by SARS-CoV 2 Virus. Whilst some of our herbal remedies may help alleviate some symptoms; it d...

COVID-19 Alert
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COVID-19 Alert

If someone tests negative for the variant on a particular time, it does not mean they will remain negative tomorrow,

Centre Runs 16 Tests At Once Instead Of Four
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Centre Runs 16 Tests At Once Instead Of Four

The machines were procured by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with funding support from the European Union (EU).

Protocol Breachers Dishearten Health Minister Waqainabete
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Protocol Breachers Dishearten Health Minister Waqainabete

Containment area borders will only open once measured assessment has been done, he adds.

Remodelling Exercise Ensures Normative Health Care Delivery
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Remodelling Exercise Ensures Normative Health Care Delivery

The ministry has gone through a remodeling exercise where we pushed out more outreach-based services, including send...

Border Quarantine Will Continue For Those Fully Vaccinated: Dr Waqainabete
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Border Quarantine Will Continue For Those Fully Vaccinated: Dr Waqainabete

“Quarantine for those coming in from abroad should continue as per the World Health Organisation recommendation,...

‘It’s Real’- A COVID-19 Survivor Tells
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‘It’s Real’- A COVID-19 Survivor Tells

COVID-19 is real; the sickness is real and the misery it brings to lives affected is real.

Ministry Probes Gruesome Surgery Pictures’ Release
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Ministry Probes Gruesome Surgery Pictures’ Release

Dr Waqainabete said: “It is really disappointing, unethical, and unacceptable to have photos being displayed on so...

10 Interesting Things About Our Ministry of Health And Medical Services’ Chief Medical Advisor -Dr Jemesa Tudravu
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10 Interesting Things About Our Ministry of Health And Medical Services’ Chief Medical Advisor -Dr Jemesa Tudravu

“Dr Tudravu is not only an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, having trained here and in Australia for work experien...

COVID-19: Four GeneXpert Up Testing Abilities
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COVID-19: Four GeneXpert Up Testing Abilities

The GeneXpert is a small machine, about the size of a microwave oven, that can fit easily on a small table.

10 Things You Might Not Know About The PS For Health And Medical Services- Dr James Fong
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10 Things You Might Not Know About The PS For Health And Medical Services- Dr James Fong

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete described Dr Fong as intelligent and well read, and...

Williams & Gosling Supports In Driving Vaccine Roll-Out
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Williams & Gosling Supports In Driving Vaccine Roll-Out

Williams & Gosling has provided four vehicles to the Ministry of Health to support  its nationwide COVID-19 vac...

‘50,000 Doses Of Vaccine Will Finish This Week’
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‘50,000 Doses Of Vaccine Will Finish This Week’

United Nations Resident Coordinator to Fiji and the Pacific, Sanaka Samarasinha said the next batch of AstraZeneca ...

37,000 Registered For Jabs
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37,000 Registered For Jabs

More than 37, 000 have registered for the COVID-19 vaccines, says Minister for Health Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete.

Pandemic Affecting Our Medicine Supply From Overseas
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Pandemic Affecting Our Medicine Supply From Overseas

Fiji’s suppliers of medicine stock are based abroad and the impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing countries has had ...

Minister Opens Refurbished Registrars Room
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Minister Opens Refurbished Registrars Room

Minister for Health and Medical Servic­es, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete opened the newly refurbished surgical regis­tra...

100,000 Doses Of Covishield Vaccines To Arrive Monday
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100,000 Doses Of Covishield Vaccines To Arrive Monday

Acting Permanent Secretary Foreign Affairs Yogesh Karan said 100,000 doses of the vaccines will arrive in the first ...

Doctor Awarded Placement At Harvard
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Doctor Awarded Placement At Harvard

‘This is a milestone for us and also we are opening opportunities for other doctors’

Ministry Investigates Claims On Street Foods
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Ministry Investigates Claims On Street Foods

“The claims have been brought forward to us and the relevant part of the Ministry is going through that process an...

Challenges Abuse Victims Face At Hospitals: Minister
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Challenges Abuse Victims Face At Hospitals: Minister

Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete highlights ways medical personnel can detect abused women who are not able to be straight fo...

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