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Health services further strengthened in 2016

Health services further strengthened in 2016

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The Ministry of Health & Medical Services has reminded health staff to be more vigilant towards providing better and efficient services to the public.

The Hon. Assistant Minister of Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar conveyed this message to staff while visiting the health facilities in Sigatoka, Nadi, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki last week. While meeting the health staff Mrs Bhatnagar reminded them of the need to increase efficiency with service delivery so that the strategic development goals are further enhanced.

“I thank you for your continued hard work but we must not forget the expectations of people and give our best to address their medical problems”, said Mrs Bhatnagar.

“Health is one of the areas that needs to be prioritized, and we should be committed to achieving this and meeting our vision of ‘A healthy population’ through our dedicated service”.

Mrs Bhatnagar also thanked the Nadi Hospital for allowing the senior citizens to be seen first and has vowed to introduce this initiative at other health facilities.

Meanwhile, the completion of the new Ba hospital, the Makoi birthing Unit, A&E unit and the operation theatres at Lautoka Hospital are expected to further boost health services offered around the country.

Assistant Minister visits Navua hospital





Assistant Minister visits Navua hospital


The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services visited the Navua Hospital last week to meet the staff of the hospital as well as get the first hand knowledge on the service delivery.

The newly built hospital has been under public attention and numerous issues were raised which have since been addressed .

SDMO Navua Dr Sailosi also briefed Mrs Bhatnagar on the need to relook at the drainage and suggested improvements to the kitchen.

Madam Bhatnagar assured that the Ministry will certainly look into the matter and take the necessary action.

“The Ministry will definitely look into this and appropriate action will be taken to address the issue”, added Mrs Bhatnagar.

Meanwhile Mrs Bhatnagar also welcomed the decision of the hospital to have a new Board of Visitors which will be appointed early next year.


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:

  1. Mrs Manjula W. Lal – Ministry of Health, PH -8905025, 3306177(Ext 340165)

We look forward to assisting our citizens in the provision of these specialized services.