The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar has commended the Fiji Pharmaceutical Society at its Annual Conference for convening at a time where there is a need for improvements in delivery of services.
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.