Health Minister commends staff

Health Minister commends staff

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Health Minister Jone Usamate speaks to staff in Rakiraki.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon Jone Usamate commended the health staff in the Tavua and Rakiraki health subdivision for maintaining clean health facilities and remain customer focused as he continued his routine visits to monitor the health service delivery.

“I thank you for taking this initiative in ensuring that we maintain our health facilities as best as we can as this reflects the commitment of our ministry to a better service delivery.”

Mr Usamate also reminded health staff that providing the best health services to the people should remain the priority and there should be no compromise to that.

We are paid by the taxpayers and they expect a better healthcare service therefore we should be at our best and our target should be to provide maximum customer satisfaction”, Mr Usamate said.

Mr Usamate also highlighted staff on the civil service reforms now being implemented by the Ministry to maintain an efficient workforce to enhance the services for the benefit of all people.

Health Minister urges people to get screened

From Left Sahaydri Specialist Hospital DirectorPROF Mannu Munibhargav, Health Minister Jone Usamate,Durdamya Munibhargav and sports Minister Laisenia Tuitobou at CWM hospital.

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Screening is very important to determine your health status and this will help you make appropriate decisions to maintain a long and healthy life.

This was revealed by the Minister for Health & Medical Services Hon Jone Usamate as he visited the CWM hospital where patients were screened for cardiology, advanced orthopaedic and oncology by the visiting medical team from India.

Fiji has recorded a rise in Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) therefore people should be aggressive in maintaining healthy lifestyles and get screened periodically to monitor their health status.

Mr Usamate said that people with such medical conditions usually present late to health facilities when they are on the end stage of the illness therefore it becomes very difficult to assist them.

“The Ministry of Health and Medical Services in conjunction with its developing partners tirelessly creates opportunities for such medical screening programs and I urge people to take advantage of such programs and get screened”, said Mr Usamate.

The Sahaydri speciality hospitals (Fiji) in partnership with Ministry of health facilitated a team of specialists from India to provide free medical screenings at various health facilities in Fiji this week.

Health Minister welcomes visiting Cultural Group

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Health Minister Jone Usamate present a gift to the lead vocalist of the Indian Cultural Group Mr Sanjeev Abahykar

The Minister for Health & Medical Services Hon. Jone Usamate officially welcomed the Indian Cultural group who are in the country to perform Indian classical cultural programs.

Speaking to the audience at the event Mr Usamate said such cultural shows are very important to make people realize the need to preserve their culture and identity.

“The cultural show tonight will benefit all of us as we value our cultures and traditions alike and it is important that we hold them on top as they remind us of our cherished values”, said Mr Usamate.

He further said that the danger of losing our culture is inevitable if we do not continue to fertilize our culture into our lives and our families.

Meanwhile the accompanying medical team consisting of super specialists on cardiology, advanced orthopedic and oncology from Devyani Hospital in India have completed the screenings in Savusavu, Suva and Labasa.