Minister for Health and Medical Services

135 HIV Cases In Central Division
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135 HIV Cases In Central Division

Males were the most affected with 61 per cent (150 cases), followed by females with 36 per cent (88 cases), and tran...

Ministry Submits Budget Request, Considers Pay Rise For Nurses
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Ministry Submits Budget Request, Considers Pay Rise For Nurses

However, the ministry is focused on addressing the push factors by improving working conditions, providing overtime ...

First Medical Lab Opens In Labasa
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First Medical Lab Opens In Labasa

Zaheen Shainaz Ibrahim, a former medical laboratory scientist of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, is the...

Electricity Power Problems Disrupts Services At Levuka Hospital
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Electricity Power Problems Disrupts Services At Levuka Hospital

“The issue with Ovalau is unique. It is to do with the overall structure of the hospital. There is in regards to e...

Health Minister: Lupus Cases, A Concern
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Health Minister: Lupus Cases, A Concern

“It is a growing concern that we cannot ignore, and as a nation, we must work together to raise awareness about Lu...

Give Me A Chance: Minister Dr Atonio Lalabalavu
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Give Me A Chance: Minister Dr Atonio Lalabalavu

“I understand there are challenges and problems you all have been facing in the past. It continues today and the b...

Losing Skilled, Experienced Staff
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Losing Skilled, Experienced Staff

“One of the ministry’s greatest challenges it is facing now is maintaining its human resource at an optimal leve...

Advancing Health Information, Digital Health Development Agenda
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Advancing Health Information, Digital Health Development Agenda

The Minister for Health and Medical Services said health information and digital health was advancing globally and s...

Infrastructure & Human Resource Issues Are Key Focus Areas
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Infrastructure & Human Resource Issues Are Key Focus Areas

“The tour was part of the work the ministry is under- taking in terms of trying to assess our infrastructure and a...

Health Minister Dr. Lalabalavu to focus on Staffing and Services
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Health Minister Dr. Lalabalavu to focus on Staffing and Services

Over the next few months, the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr Antonio Lalabala­vu, will direct his att...

CWM Medical Interns Welcomed By New Minister
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CWM Medical Interns Welcomed By New Minister

Dr Lalabalavu congratulated the interns for their achievements and welcomed them onto one of the most important days...

Proper Hygiene Is Solution To Communicable Diseases, Says Dr Waqainabete
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Proper Hygiene Is Solution To Communicable Diseases, Says Dr Waqainabete

Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says the best solution to cure communicable diseas...

Government Pays Last Respects To Highland Chief
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Government Pays Last Respects To Highland Chief

Presenting the Fijian Government’s eulogy, iTaukei Affairs Board Deputy chief executive officer, Josefa Toganivalu...

Blood Vital In Surgeries: Dr Waqainabete
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Blood Vital In Surgeries: Dr Waqainabete

“It’s not until your family member goes to the hospital, then, actually, the calls go out to you to donate blood...

Nairai District Hubbies Not Aware Of Wives With Contraceptive Implants
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Nairai District Hubbies Not Aware Of Wives With Contraceptive Implants

Malanivosa Colati says an issue of concern from Nairai District was the number of married women taking contraceptive...

North Health Facilities Upgrades
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North Health Facilities Upgrades

Dr Waqainabete said many nursing and health centres in the division already had solar freezers installed while some ...

‘No Pregnancy Complications For Mothers, Newborns’ – Minister Waqainabete
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‘No Pregnancy Complications For Mothers, Newborns’ – Minister Waqainabete

“What we actually have at the moment are women coming into the hospital for their primary condition and they are t...

Health Minister Pleads For Serua  Province To Up Vaccination Rate
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Health Minister Pleads For Serua  Province To Up Vaccination Rate

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the virus was here to stay.

 More Doctors For Rural Health Centres, Says Dr Waqainabete
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 More Doctors For Rural Health Centres, Says Dr Waqainabete

Dr Waqainabete said he wanted doctors to move out to the rural communities.

Ba Family Takes Morgue Services, Authorities To Court
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Ba Family Takes Morgue Services, Authorities To Court

A family in Raviravi, Ba has filed a case against Suva Morgue Services for releasing the body of a relative to the w...

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...

$176,000 Isolation Ward Opened
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$176,000 Isolation Ward Opened

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete yesterday commissioned the newly built Tamavua Twom...

We’ll Come To You: Health
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We’ll Come To You: Health

“We must make sure that we fight Non-Communicable Diseases together so that we can have a fruitful life.”

Medical Staff Harassed in Rural, Maritime Areas: Minister of Health
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Medical Staff Harassed in Rural, Maritime Areas: Minister of Health

“We know it is not the whole community. It is that individual that has done it, but it needs the community to be a...

Ministry, Medics, Stakeholders Discuss Way Forward for Fiji’s Medical Services
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Ministry, Medics, Stakeholders Discuss Way Forward for Fiji’s Medical Services

Do not forget about other diseases as the nation’s resources were leveraged against fighting COVID-19. This is wha...

Waqainabete Thanks Ra Teachers For COVID Help
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Waqainabete Thanks Ra Teachers For COVID Help

The teachers were part of conducting screening, entering data, profiling, verifying the $360, verifying the lottery ...

John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen
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John Samisoni Sues Hot Bread Kitchen

Mr Samisoni is seeking orders from the court to invalidate the Vaccine Regulations, deem his termination letter date...

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...

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