Health: Register or renewal required for wholesalers, retailers of tobacco products and suki vendors

Health: Register or renewal required for wholesalers, retailers of tobacco products and suki vendors

Place Date
Central Division
Korovou Health Office 19/01/16
Nausori Health Office 20/01/16
Navua Health Office 21/01/16
Suva – Level 3 Namosi House 22/01/16
Northern Division
Labasa Health Office 27/01/16
Nabuwalu Health Office 28/01/16
Savusavu Health Office 29/01/16

All tobacco product retailers will be levied a registration fee on new or renewed applications as stipulated under Schedule 5 of the Tobacco Control Regulations 2012.

 

Failure to obtain a registration certificate to sell tobacco products or suki by the 31st of January 2016. Contact the Tobacco Control Enforcement Unit (Central) Level 3, Namosi House, Amy Street, Toorak Suva on Ph: 3314988 for more information.

Assistant Minister for Health Visits the North

Assistant Minister for Health Visits the North

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The Hon. Minister for Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar is in the North this week to visit health facilities and hold a public consultation with the people of Labasa.

Mrs Bhatnagar said that this visit is to meet with health staff and the public to discuss ways to address and improve health service delivery.

While visiting Seaqaqa Health Center the Hon. Assistant Minister for Health commended the work carried out by the staff. Mrs Bhatnagar also visited Naduri Health Center and Dogotuki Health Center.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public consultation that will be held at the Civic Center in Labasa.

New graduate nurses posting by end of February

New graduate nurses posting by end of February

Hon. Minister for Health with nurse at Togaimalo Nursing station late last year.

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The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is reminding all graduate nurses that the nursing employment process will be completed by the end of February 2016.

The Hon. Minister for Health & Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate said “We have been receiving queries from graduate nurses regarding their postings. We are looking at the end of February to finalize this”.

“All newly graduated nurses must serve as an intern at one of the three divisional hospitals, being CWM, Lautoka or Labasa hospital. Upon completion of their internships, the nurses will then be posted at various health facilities around the country”.

The newly graduated nurses are legally obliged (Nursing Decree 2011) to pass the Fiji Nursing Council (FNC) Registration Exam to legitimize their practice in the country. This practice is used throughout the nursing fraternity worldwide under the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Mr Usamate added that the marking of the FNC Registration Examination is complete. The Nursing Professional Standard Committee has submitted the results to the Registrar and they will be officially released by the end of next week.

Meanwhile, to improve the nurse patient ration, this year will also see the intake of 200 new graduate nurses as the Health Ministry remains committed to improving health service delivery across the country.