Ministry of Health and Medical Services

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...

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 ...

Warning For Flu Season
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Warning For Flu Season

Dr Fong said that it was quite difficult to differentiate between flu and COVID-19 like symptoms.

Health Bodies ‘Disappointed’ Over Alleged Assault On Medical Doctor
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Health Bodies ‘Disappointed’ Over Alleged Assault On Medical Doctor

“We have given the doctor four days sick leave and we have also stood her down from on-call duties for two weeks.

Health Ministry Driver Remanded In VAX Case
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Health Ministry Driver Remanded In VAX Case

2nd man accused of receiving forged vax card also fronts court

Rakiraki Now A Concern, Leptospirosis Cases Rising
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Rakiraki Now A Concern, Leptospirosis Cases Rising

The Western Division had recorded 162 positive cases so far and the increasing hospitalisations and deaths was of a ...

Foods Pacific Sues Health Ministry
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Foods Pacific Sues Health Ministry

Foods Pacific argues that the allegation, which was later withdrawn by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, ...

Dr James Fong Warns On ‘Vaccine Draining’ Claims
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Dr James Fong Warns On ‘Vaccine Draining’ Claims

Concerns were brought to the ministry’s attention after claims that a group of people in the western side of Viti ...

‘A Number Of Ministry Of Health Staff Suspended Over Alleged Vaxx Card Scam’
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‘A Number Of Ministry Of Health Staff Suspended Over Alleged Vaxx Card Scam’

“I presume that as the year goes by we will catch a few more people not only from the Ministry of Health, but othe...

Health Ministry Clarifies Face Mask Exemptions
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Health Ministry Clarifies Face Mask Exemptions

The ministry has advised wearing of masks in situations where physical distancing could not be maintained.

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