Ministry of Health and Medical Services

Doctor James Fong Says 84% Of Deaths In Fiji Are Caused By NCDs
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Doctor James Fong Says 84% Of Deaths In Fiji Are Caused By NCDs

In comparison to the last seven years, the deaths were around 80 per cent.Interestingly, the Ministry is witnessing ...

Leptospirosis Cases A Worry
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Leptospirosis Cases A Worry

Leptospirosis cases in the Western and Central Divisions remain above the outbreak threshold.

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.

Get Your Children Protected From Measles
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Get Your Children Protected From Measles

Children aged 6 months to 11 years will receive one dose of the measles vaccine

Urgent Recall For Tablets Prescribed In Error
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Urgent Recall For Tablets Prescribed In Error

The Ministry is asking all patients who were seen at the Punjas Health Centre at the above times to report immediate...

MOH Confirms 6 Cases Of Measles, Initiates Containment Response
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MOH Confirms 6 Cases Of Measles, Initiates Containment Response

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has identified six cases of measles.

Pox Vax Soon
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Pox Vax Soon

 Smallpox vaccines will be procured as part of preparedness measure, There is no record of monkeypox in Fiji, Dr Ja...

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.

Dengue Fever Cases On The Rise In Ovalau
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Dengue Fever Cases On The Rise In Ovalau

Dr Waqainabete said another cause of concern for the ministry was the pockets of islands in the Lomaiviti Group that...

Hospital Receives $68,000 Worth Of Furniture And Homeware Equipment
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Hospital Receives $68,000 Worth Of Furniture And Homeware Equipment

While receiving the equipment on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr James Fong said the equip...

Don’t Panic About Increase In COVID-19 Numbers, Booster Dose Must Escalate: Dr Fong
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Don’t Panic About Increase In COVID-19 Numbers, Booster Dose Must Escalate: Dr Fong

However, Dr Fong said the booster dose intake for eligible individuals must escalate to ensure that Fiji achieves a ...

Monkeypox Outbreak Worry; Authorities On High Alert
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Monkeypox Outbreak Worry; Authorities On High Alert

Ministry making plans to keep the new virus from coming here. World Health Organisation provides insight on this dis...

Fiji National Kidney Centre Now Operating Normally
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Fiji National Kidney Centre Now Operating Normally

The Fiji National Kidney Centre in Nadera, Suva is now operating normally after urgent repairs were carried out on i...

151 New Cases – HIV Cases in Fiji Increase
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151 New Cases – HIV Cases in Fiji Increase

People are encouraged to know their HIV status and get tested, as life-long, lifesaving HIV treatment is available...

Minister Launches National OHS Plan
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Minister Launches National OHS Plan

The Ministry of Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has implemented a five-...

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 ...

Health Officials Monitor Omicron Variant XE
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Health Officials Monitor Omicron Variant XE

Dr Fong also added that this was another reason why the ministry had been emphasising on the importance for everyone...

Dr Waqainabete Corrects Prasad’s Chemo Drugs Claim
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Dr Waqainabete Corrects Prasad’s Chemo Drugs Claim

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete has hit back at claims made by National Federation ...

New, Upgraded Hospital Equipment To Benefit Fijians, Save Govt Costs
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New, Upgraded Hospital Equipment To Benefit Fijians, Save Govt Costs

“Since starting neurosurgical service in Fiji more than seven years ago, we have spent close to FJ$1million in ove...

Works On PJ Twomey Hospital Facility To Begin Next Year
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Works On PJ Twomey Hospital Facility To Begin Next Year

“As it is, we will now have to relocate the current services down to Twomey Hospital; it is further down. That hos...

Health Minister Sheds Light On FB Post By Dakuidreketi
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Health Minister Sheds Light On FB Post By Dakuidreketi

“This is a concern because in our initial investigation, this was not a one off case and other similar events wher...

Slight Decrease In TB Cases Compared To Previous Years
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Slight Decrease In TB Cases Compared To Previous Years

“The increase is alarming and therefore with this in mind the ministry is in the process of formulating a new five...

Fijians Could Be Eligible To Take Booster Jabs Earlier
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Fijians Could Be Eligible To Take Booster Jabs Earlier

He said as of March 21, a total of 114,144 individuals have so far received booster doses.

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...

Joint Government Team Journey By Foot To Visit Rural Fijians
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Joint Government Team Journey By Foot To Visit Rural Fijians

“The visit is quite critical because this aligns to the commitment of Government to ensure that those in rural Fij...

 1-Yr-Old Among 5 Typhoid Fever Deaths Recorded So Far
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 1-Yr-Old Among 5 Typhoid Fever Deaths Recorded So Far

 There have been 53 cases of typhoid fever this year, with seven in the past week.

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

Facility To Provide Fiji With Paediatric Doses
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Facility To Provide Fiji With Paediatric Doses

Dr Fong also said with the remaining 10 per cent of Fijians to be vaccinated, Pfizer vaccines would be administered ...

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