Dr James Fong

Taveuni Medics Upgrade Skills
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Taveuni Medics Upgrade Skills

The training is geared to improve the clinical governance in their respective health facility.

Overtime Approvals, New Shifts For Nurses A Big Plus For Health Sector
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Overtime Approvals, New Shifts For Nurses A Big Plus For Health Sector

"There are staff shortages that entail some health workers to stay longer hours at work,” he said.

Ministry Realigns Services To Cater For Resigning Nurses
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Ministry Realigns Services To Cater For Resigning Nurses

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services contin­ues to realign its services to meet the continuing trend of medi...

Plans To Remove Some Coronavirus Measures Depending On Booster Stats
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Plans To Remove Some Coronavirus Measures Depending On Booster Stats

“Anyone who is sick should not be attending work or school. If you have coronavirus symptoms, you must get tested ...

200K For Rural Health Clinics
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200K For Rural Health Clinics

The new scheme is targeted at providing private doctor services in rural areas. Responding to Fiji Sun’s queries, ...

Dr Fong Confirms 8 Cases of Measles
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Dr Fong Confirms 8 Cases of Measles

“All children around Fiji who have turned one, to the age of students in Year Six who are yet to receive their mea...

No Travel  Restrictions On  NZ, Says Dr Fong
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No Travel Restrictions On NZ, Says Dr Fong

“We urge everyone to stay up to date with their coronavirus vaccination, especially people over the age of 50, and...

Spike in COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death
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Spike in COVID-19 Cases, 1 Death

The latest statement from the ministry recorded 268 new cases of the virus in the last five days.

Dr Fong Urges Precaution at Labasa Carnival
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Dr Fong Urges Precaution at Labasa Carnival

The Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong is advising people attending Digicel Duavata ...

The Problem With Waste And Where It Ends Up
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The Problem With Waste And Where It Ends Up

This sewage waste would also in­clude toilet tissues that would scat­ter along the footpath.

Dr Fong: Be Safer, Get Booster Shot
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Dr Fong: Be Safer, Get Booster Shot

An online article by The Conversation Australia yesterday said that the BA.4 and BA.5 sub variants were more infecti...

Vaccines Protect, Parents Assured
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Vaccines Protect, Parents Assured

COVID-19 vaccines for children aged 5 to 11 begins nationwide.

Visitors’ Movements Restricted In Hospitals: Dr Fong
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Visitors’ Movements Restricted In Hospitals: Dr Fong

A large number of people seeking hospital care will mean they will be competing for hospital resources with those wh...

Dr Fong: Don’t Vaxx Kids Who Are Sick
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Dr Fong: Don’t Vaxx Kids Who Are Sick

Only children who are fully recovered should get vaccinated for COVID-19, he adds.

COVID CAUTION
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COVID CAUTION

Dr Fong said while Fiji was in the endemic phase and there was no need to panic, it was best to act on the side of ...

Monkeypox ‘Not High Risk Issue’: WHO Rep
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Monkeypox ‘Not High Risk Issue’: WHO Rep

Monkeypox is not a high risk issue for Fiji and other countries in the pacific, says World Health Organisation repre...

Dr Fong: No Monkeypox In Fiji, Clarifies Covid-19 Dosage
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Dr Fong: No Monkeypox In Fiji, Clarifies Covid-19 Dosage

This was after a rumor of two monkeypox cases in the country surfaced.

Fong Highlights COVID-19 Operations Difficulties
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Fong Highlights COVID-19 Operations Difficulties

While there were a lot of lessons learnt from developed countries, the main problem was that it was not contextualiz...

Children 5 And Above Can Get Vaccine Jab In Early June
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Children 5 And Above Can Get Vaccine Jab In Early June

Dr Fong confirms this after pledge was made in March by NZ Govt for medical assistance

Tailevu Boy, 15, Is Latest Casualty Of Leptospirosis
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Tailevu Boy, 15, Is Latest Casualty Of Leptospirosis

“There have been a total of 36 deaths from leptospirosis this year, with 26 in the Western Division, four in Centr...

Fiji  On High Alert With Severe Acute Hepatitis
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Fiji On High Alert With Severe Acute Hepatitis

Fiji is on high alert following an advisory from the World Health Organisation of an outbreak of severe acute hepati...

$1000 Spot Fine For Failure To Comply With Fiji’s Arrival Testing Procedure
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$1000 Spot Fine For Failure To Comply With Fiji’s Arrival Testing Procedure

Travellers who fail to comply with arrival testing require­ments once in Fiji will be penalised. This will include ...

NZ Pledges 50,000 Pfizer Vaccines For Children
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NZ Pledges 50,000 Pfizer Vaccines For Children

Ms Mahuta, who is currently on a bilateral visit to Fiji, said New Zealand was happy to help Fiji in areas of mutual...

Dr Fong: Spike In COVID-19 Cases In NZ Not A Worry Here
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Dr Fong: Spike In COVID-19 Cases In NZ Not A Worry Here

Dr Fong said Fiji’s vaccine immunity, boosted by natural immunity, offered people the needed protection.

Typhoid Case Numbers Increase In Togovere Village
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Typhoid Case Numbers Increase In Togovere Village

Typhoid case numbers in Togovere Village in the Ra Province have increased from five cases to eight in the last two ...

Dr James Fong Commends Aspen Medical on Concept of Inclusiveness
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Dr James Fong Commends Aspen Medical on Concept of Inclusiveness

I think we should congratulate them for taking on these precepts of inclusiveness and their work culture and that is...

Health Ministry Working On Replenishing Penicillin Stocks
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Health Ministry Working On Replenishing Penicillin Stocks

All forms of Penicillin are available in stock at the Fiji Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Services Centre. Permanent...

Ministry Of Health Hopes To Lift Hotel Quarantine In Two Weeks
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Ministry Of Health Hopes To Lift Hotel Quarantine In Two Weeks

17 Testing Sites Approved By The Ministry For Incoming Travellers

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