Ministry of Health and Medical Services

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Foods Pacific argues that the allegation, which was later withdrawn by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, ...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

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...

How It Affects YOU
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How It Affects YOU

Dr Fong said while the ministry has not reported any cases of respiratory infections from the eastern parts of Fiji,...

School Undergoes Clean-Up, Disinfection After Evacuation
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School Undergoes Clean-Up, Disinfection After Evacuation

Mr Prasad said a team from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services in Labasa would soon arrive to carry out thei...

Health Ministry Ramps Up Disease Surveillance Amid Cyclone Season
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Health Ministry Ramps Up Disease Surveillance Amid Cyclone Season

Dr Fong added that children should also be advised on the health risks associated with bathing in flooded water arou...

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.

Where To Go For Your Booster Shots?
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Where To Go For Your Booster Shots?

Dr Fong said the rollout daily would depend on the availability of the vaccine in allocated sites.

What To Do If You Test Positive?
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What To Do If You Test Positive?

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said an isolation period of 10 days for confirmed ...

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.

10 Oxygen Concentrators, 20 Beds To Boost Health Service Delivery
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10 Oxygen Concentrators, 20 Beds To Boost Health Service Delivery

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services received 10 oxygen concentrators and 25 single beds, mattresses, blanket...

Teachers Proud To Be Part Of COVID-19 Frontliners
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Teachers Proud To Be Part Of COVID-19 Frontliners

“While at the same time we made sure that we motivate and encourage our parents to get vaccinated so they can help...

Riding Horses, Climbing Mountains, Ra Teachers Help With COVID-19 Vaxx Awareness Programmes
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Riding Horses, Climbing Mountains, Ra Teachers Help With COVID-19 Vaxx Awareness Programmes

Out of these 100, the 60 teachers dedicated themselves to travel to the interior parts of Rakiraki going as far as N...

COVID-19 Positive Travellers In Quarantine
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COVID-19 Positive Travellers In Quarantine

Dr Fong said the Ministry would continue to improve public health and medical capacities to manage an increase in ca...

More Nurses, Volunteer In Vaxx Card Scam
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More Nurses, Volunteer In Vaxx Card Scam

Ministry of Health and Medical Services Permanent Secretary Dr James Fong said the staff in ques­tion have been sus...

Laxity In Following COVID-Safe Measures
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Laxity In Following COVID-Safe Measures

“We are working on escalating our punitive measures and the communication team will be also working with the Mini...

Health Ministry Will Clamp Down On Breaches Of COVID-19 Safe Measures
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Health Ministry Will Clamp Down On Breaches Of COVID-19 Safe Measures

“Any business owner not complying with our COVID-safe processes is a major concern. Our teams will be monitoring c...

People Changing Their Minds Lead To Vaccines Going To Waste: Dr Fong Reveals
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People Changing Their Minds Lead To Vaccines Going To Waste: Dr Fong Reveals

“For one vial we have to inject 10 people. We set up a group of people in some of the villages and then when we we...

Labasa, Rewa Clash Confirmed
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Labasa, Rewa Clash Confirmed

“The Labasa team will be coming on Sunday (tomorrow),” he said.

Dr Fong Clarifies COVID-19 Test Methods Ahead Of International Border Opening
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Dr Fong Clarifies COVID-19 Test Methods Ahead Of International Border Opening

“It will be the height of stupidity for us to reduce the amount of testing just to match the narrative of trying t...

Children Aged 12 – 15 To Be Vaccinated From November 15
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Children Aged 12 – 15 To Be Vaccinated From November 15

Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical Services Dr James Fong said children of this age group would receive the ...

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