The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services mobile fever clinic teams throughout the country have screened 305,783 people since April 2. This approach is part of the Ministry’s strategy to contain and stop the transmission of COVID-19.
The Ministry is deploying mobile fever clinic teams to Lami from tomorrow- Tuesday April 21. The teams will visit homes from Delainavesi to Wailekutu.
The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services is calling on all residents to cooperate with the screening teams by answering their questions accurately.
When visiting homes, the team will enquire after recent travel history of family members and if any family member has been in contact with someone who has tested positive COVID-19.
They will also look out for individuals who display COVID-19 symptoms such as a dry cough, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath. The team will take fever readings for all household members and should the need arise, refer individuals for further investigation, which includes testing.
The mobile Fever Clinic team members always carry official identification which will be produced on request. The team are not required to enter the house, the checkup can be held at the gate, or in a shaded area. The public is advised that the person who checks for fever wears a mask and gloves.
Fijians can assist the Ministry in stopping the spread of the virus by attending fever clinics throughout Fiji and presenting themselves early when showing symptoms such as a dry cough, fever, sore throat and shortness of breath or if they have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Fijians may call the COVID-19 toll-free Helpline 158 for any further information.