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HEALTH FACILITIES OPEN AND EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER ACTIVATED

Health Facilities Open and Emergency Operations Center Activated

Written By: Evlyn Mani

28/02/2014

The Ministry of Health is advising that health facilities will remain open where possible during the current adverse weather conditions being experienced in certain parts of the country.

This includes the activation of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) where health officials at the Health Headquarters are working on eight hour shifts today with a further review of this tomorrow morning.

However, Navua Hospital will be open for emergency cases only with a temporary clinic set up on the second floor of the hospital and manned by health officials on a 12 hour shift.

Staff from the hospital had earlier relocated equipment from the bottom floor before it experienced flooding.

The Health Ministry said contingency plans have been activated at hospitals, sub divisional hospitals and health centers within the central, eastern and northern division.

The public can contact the Health Ministry’s Command Center on 3215823/3544228.