Assistant Health Minister commends nurses’ work.

Assistant Health Minister commends nurses’ work.

Assistant Health Minister Mrs Veena Bhatnagar with staff nurses at the CWM hospital


The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Mrs Veena Bhatnagar commended the nurses for the delivery of timely and efficient services to the people of Fiji and have urged them to continue the good work they are doing.

She congratulated them while opening the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration at the CWM Hospital in Suva.

Mrs Bhatnagar said that nurses are a group of very special professionals in any healthcare system since they make up the largest portion of the health workforce, and their services reach across the broad spectrum of health.

“Nurses can be the cornerstone and stepping stone to improving our health system and service delivery”, she said.

“I applaud each one of you for holding the fort and moving forward, well focused on achieving your goals and your vision and the oath that you have sworn, to uphold what you ought to do”, Mrs Bhatnagar added.

She further said that the resilience showed by the nurses after the TC Winston was another milestone in the service as they continued to deliver despite difficult circumstances.

Director Nursing Services in Fiji Sr Silina Waqa reiterated that the government’s commitment to increase nurse numbers by 200 staff over the next two years is intact, and the total number of nurses in Fiji would exceed well over 3000.

Meanwhile, the celebrations were followed by a symposium as the nurses were refreshed with the call for service delivery.