Health receives timely donation from ANZ Bank
The Acting Permanent Secretary for Health & Medical Services Dr Meciusela Tuicakau received a cheque donation of $43,300.00 from ANZ Bank in Suva.
This money was raised by ANZ Bank during “pinktober”, the cancer awareness month that is held every year in October.
Dr Tuicakau said that the Health Ministry is grateful for this support and that the money will go towards Oncology.
Furniture to assist health staff
The Ministry of Health & Medical Services and Diabetes Fiji continue to improve services and facilities for diabetic patients.
6 foot care couches, 5 foot rests and 5 dressing desks were dispatched to health facilities in Sigatoka, Lautoka and Ba.
The furniture is worth $900 and will provide relief to foot care trained nurses attending to diabetic patients.
Nurses in the central and western division have undergone foot care training and have graduated from this program. These nurses are equipped with tool kits also.
The Health Ministry continues to remind the public to ensure that they engage in a healthy lifestyle. Eating a balanced diet and getting exercise is one of the simplest ways to prevent diabetes from developing.
Dash for Diabetes a success
The Hon. Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate was one of 270 active participants in Fiji’s first Dash for Diabetes. The event was held last Saturday in Suva to coincide with World Diabetes Day.
The inaugural 5km fun run, established by the Petero Civoniceva Foundation and supported by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, raised money and awareness for the disease which affects almost 1 in 3 Fijians. The event attracted an impressive 270 participants, from serious athletes to families enjoying a day out together. After the race, the runners were entertained by various groups including Lei dancers, Inside Out band and Street Cheer Fiji.