Nausori Health Center service delivery to improve
Assistant Minister for Health Mrs Veena Bhatnagar with staff at the Wainibokasi Hospital.
The Health Ministry continues to work strategically to improve health service delivery at facilities around the country and Nausori Health Center is an example of this.
A nursing practitioner has been appointed alongside a medical officer at the Nausori Health Center. These new appointments will provide relief to health staff and contribute towards reducing patient waiting time.
The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatanager visited the Nausori Health Center yesterday and has commended this initiative.
“It has been noted that there is an influx of patients in the afternoon, particularly as neighbouring health centers close at 4.30pm and only cater for emergency cases so patients visits the Nausori Health Center instead for medical attention.
“The nursing practitioner will be able to complement the work of the medical officer who apart from attending general outpatients also attends to emergency cases after hours, hence long waiting times can occur”.
Mrs Bhatnagar said that much progress and work is being made towards strengthening and improving health services around the country and these initiatives are no doubt a catalyst to achieve the desired outcomes.
The Hon. Assistant Minister for Health further added that more frequent visits will be made to health facilities around the country to ensure that patients are given the utmost care and staff are motivated and encouraged to uplift their performance.
Mrs Bhatnagar also thanked the staff for their dedicated service to the people and reminded them of the need to be more customer focused.
Meanwhile, the construction of the new Nausori hospital is expected to commence later this year and will be completed by 2018.