EXTENSION OF NASEA HEALTH CENTRE, MACUATA, NORTHERN DIVISION

EXTENSION OF NASEA HEALTH CENTRE, MACUATA, NORTHERN DIVISION

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The people of Maucata Subdivision will now have better access to health care with the extension of Nasea Health Centre in Labasa Town. This subdivision was selected for expansion due to the high population (70,000 people) and subsequent demand for medical services.

The extension has provided more space for services such general outpatients, special outpatients and pharmaceutical services. The Health Centre sees between 200-300 patients per day while it also shares the workload of Labasa Hospital special outpatients services.

Plans are under way to introduce the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) clinic for children under 5 years, which will reduce patient transfer from one building to another and be more convenient for patients.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate visited the Health Centre yesterday, where he was briefed on the services available. Mr Usamate was impressed with the well-thought idea of centralising the medical services for the comfort of patients.

“I applaud the efforts of the health team here in the North to improve the quality of the services as we must be mindful of the needs of the people and provide the best health services,” Mr Usamate said.

The Ministry of Health remains committed to providing an affordable, equitable and accessible health care service to all the citizens of Fiji.