Dr James Fong

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...

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

Good News For Vaxxed Travellers
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Good News For Vaxxed Travellers

Required 3-Day quarantine stay for travel partner countries To Be removed soon, Health Ministry confirms.

8-Year-Old Student, Succumbs To Leptospirosis, Cases On The Rise
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8-Year-Old Student, Succumbs To Leptospirosis, Cases On The Rise

Dr Fong said an important preventative measure included the wearing of fully covered footwear at all times when goin...

Sub-Variant Of Omicron Detected At Our Borders
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Sub-Variant Of Omicron Detected At Our Borders

“We send specimens every now and again to Doherty (medical lab in Melbourne, Australia) so the selected groups tha...

Nine More Leptospirosis Cases In North
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Nine More Leptospirosis Cases In North

Labasa Hospital acting medical superintendent, Dr Mua Mikaele, said the patient was a male aged between 20-49 years ...

6-Year-Old Child Is Youngest Leptospirosis Death This Year
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6-Year-Old Child Is Youngest Leptospirosis Death This Year

More people hospitalised after flooding, Late presentation of cases a concern

Hopes For Paediatric Pfizer Vaccines For Children Below Age 12 Soon
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Hopes For Paediatric Pfizer Vaccines For Children Below Age 12 Soon

“We are working with our development partners and we are working on how we could move forward from there.

NCD A Major Contributor To Severe Outcomes Of Covid-19 Cases’
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NCD A Major Contributor To Severe Outcomes Of Covid-19 Cases’

In his COVID-19 update on Monday night, Dr Fong urged Fijians that with the current wave of COVID-19, Fijians needed...

North Records Three COVID-19 Deaths, Hospital Admissions Now At 48
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North Records Three COVID-19 Deaths, Hospital Admissions Now At 48

Hospital admissions continue to record an upward trend with 48- COVID positive cases currently hospitalised. Dr Fon...

Ministry Determined In Probe Of Fully Vaccinated Deaths
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Ministry Determined In Probe Of Fully Vaccinated Deaths

However, Dr Fong said there were people who were still vulnerable to severe disease even if they were fully vaccinated.

7 Days Isolation Now
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7 Days Isolation Now

Dr Fong said close contacts of cases were no longer required to isolate unless they develop symptoms.

Admissions In Hospital Increase, But No Severe, Critical Cases
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Admissions In Hospital Increase, But No Severe, Critical Cases

In a COVID-19 update on Wednesday night, Dr Fong said there were 113 people were currently admitted in hospitals aro...

Labasa Hospital Covid-19 Admissions Up, Patients All Stable
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Labasa Hospital Covid-19 Admissions Up, Patients All Stable

Some staff members test positive for virus, but plans in place to help counter this.

Patient Surge At Suva-Nausori Health Centres
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Patient Surge At Suva-Nausori Health Centres

Omicron is here! Expected to put pressure on our Health System.  Travel restrictions revised

Tests Confirm Community Transmission of Both Omicron, Delta in Fiji
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Tests Confirm Community Transmission of Both Omicron, Delta in Fiji

Dr Fong said that the majority of individuals testing positive in medical facilities are presenting for non-COVID me...

Dr James Fong, Vasiti Soko – Our Top Two of The Year
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Dr James Fong, Vasiti Soko – Our Top Two of The Year

Congratulatioins to Vasiti Soko and Dr James Fong ... 2021 Fiji Sun People of the Year.

Drivers Optimistic Of A Bright 2022, Generate Lost Revenue
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Drivers Optimistic Of A Bright 2022, Generate Lost Revenue

The Labasa Taxi Union is optimistic that the New Year, 2022, will bring a changed and improved economic environment ...

Strain On Manpower Limits Number Of Booster Sites In Suva
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Strain On Manpower Limits Number Of Booster Sites In Suva

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong, said the majority of health staff were on leave ...

Health Ministry Impressed With Booster Shots Turnout In Capital City
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Health Ministry Impressed With Booster Shots Turnout In Capital City

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong, said with the endemic nature of the delta varian...

Curfew Changes, School Start Date Changes Likely
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Curfew Changes, School Start Date Changes Likely

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong, reiterated that imposing lockdown and suspending...

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