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Health facility construction work on schedule in the west

Health facility construction work on schedule in the west


Mr Usamate in discussion at the New Ba Hospital Site

The new accident and emergency department at the Lautoka Hospital is expected to be completed and will be fully operational by March this year.

This was confirmed to the Hon. Minister for Health & Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate by the construction company during his recent visit to the hospital.

Mr Usamate was impressed with the progress made and has commended work done so far as it is on par and can be compared with renowned hospitals around the globe.

The Health Ministry has now focused its attention towards the provision of quality health care services and as such would like to have in place proper structures and adequate staff to provide efficient health care services.

Mr Usamate also visited the Ba Hospital construction site to see its progress and has been advised by the contractors that this project will be completed within the scheduled timeframe.

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mobile Clinic Launched

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mobile Clinic Launched 

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Hon. Minister for Health & Medical Services Jone Usamate with some of the children who attended the RHD clinic at the Sofitel Resort at Denarau.

The Hon. Minister for Health & Medical Services, Mr Jone Usamate, launched Fiji’s first Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) Mobile Clinic at Sofitel Resort & Spa Nadi.

The Mobile Clinic has been custom built for undertaking echocardiograms (echos) of the heart in the community. An echo is a simple procedure that provides images of the heart that enable a specialist medical officer to detect cases of RHD, in some cases before there are symptoms. Echos of the heart are also used when reviewing patients already diagnosed with RHD.

Mr Usamate said that “RHD is a common yet preventable heart condition in Fiji. RHD causes significant morbidity, disability and mortality through childhood and into early adulthood. Recent research has shown that while RHD usually first affects children aged 5-15; it is a leading cause of death for adults in Fiji.

“This Mobile Clinic is an example of the significant investment being made in building the capability of the Fiji Islands RHD Control and Prevention Program”

Funding for the Mobile Clinic was the direct result of a fundraising partnership between Cure Kids and AccorHotels. Over a ten year period, AccorHotels have raised over $2m for Cure Kids-led child health initiatives in Fiji.

Meanwhile, the RHD mobile clinic will screen close to 400 children from local communities for RHD.




The Ministry of Health, Fiji, wishes to advise that open heart surgery (CABG) will be performed in CWM Hospital ,Suva. Details are as below:


  1. Screening of patients …………….. Free from 4.2.016 to 12.2.2016
  2. Angiogram from 4.2.2016 to 20.2.2016
  3. CABG from 14.2.2016 to 26.2.2016




Medical procedures are performed under Joint Venture agreement between the Ministry of Health & Medical Services and Sahyadri Speciality Pacific Hospitals Limited (SSPHL) Fiji, estimated cost are as follows:

Disease Treatment Non Insurance patients ( Fiji Residents) Insurance Patients

( Fiji Residents)

1) A. Cardiology    
·      CABG $20,000-$25,000 plus VAT $24,400-$30,500 plus VAT





We wish to advise that the Ministry is willing to accommodate referrals from all General Practitioners, Hospital, health centres and Insurance companies, etc.


For further enquiries please contact the following personnel during official hours from Monday to Thursday 8.00a.m to 4.30 p.m Friday from 8.00a.m to 4.00 p.m: