The Ministry of Health, Fiji, wishes to advise that open heart surgery (CABG) will be performed in CWM Hospital ,Suva. Details are as below:

  1. Screening of patients …………….. Free from 4.2.016 to 12.2.2016
  2. Angiogram from 4.2.2016 to 20.2.2016
  3. CABG from 14.2.2016 to 26.2.2016


Medical procedures are performed under Joint Venture agreement between the Ministry of Health & Medical Services and Sahyadri Speciality Pacific Hospitals Limited (SSPHL) Fiji, estimated costs are as follows:

Disease Treatment Non Insurance patients ( Fiji Residents) Insurance Patients( Fiji Residents)
1) A. Cardiology
·       CABG $20,000-$25,000 plus VAT $24,400-$30,500 plus VAT



We wish to advise that the Ministry is willing to accommodate referrals from all General Practitioners, Hospital, health centres and Insurance companies, etc.


For further enquiries please contact the following personnel during official hours from Monday to Thursday 8.00a.m to 4.30 p.m Friday from 8.00a.m to 4.00 p.m:

  1. Mrs Manjula W. Lal – Ministry of Health, PH -8905025, 3306177(Ext 340165)


We look forward to assisting our citizens in the provision of these specialized services.




Health: Register or renewal required for wholesalers, retailers of tobacco products and suki vendors

Health: Register or renewal required for wholesalers, retailers of tobacco products and suki vendors

The Ministry of Health & Medical Services is reminding all wholesalers and retailers of tobacco products and suki vendors that they must make an application to be registered or renew their existing registration as required on an annual basis.

The registration of new tobacco retailers/suki vendors or renewal of current tobacco retailer/suki vendor registration certificates is currently effective from the 1st of December 2015 at the Tobacco Control Enforcement Unit [TCEU] office at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and all Rural Local Authority/Health Offices.

All tobacco product retailers will be levied a registration fee on new or renewed applications as stipulated under Schedule 5 of the Tobacco Control Regulations 2012.

Tobacco and suki vendors must make all efforts to visit the nearest health office in the central, western and northern division. The Tobacco Control Team will be present to do a mass registration and licensing campaign and the certificates will be issued on site.


Place Date
Western Division
Sigatoka Health Office 11/01/16
Nadi Health Office 12/01/16
Lautoka Health Office 13/01/16
Ba Health Office 14/01/16
Tavua Health Office 15/01/16
Rakiraki Health Office 18/01/16
Central Division
Korovou Health Office 19/01/16
Nausori Health Office 20/01/16
Navua Health Office 21/01/16
Suva – Level 3 Namosi House 22/01/16
Northern Division
Labasa Health Office 27/01/16
Nabuwalu Health Office 28/01/16
Savusavu Health Office 29/01/16


Failure to obtain a registration certificate to sell tobacco products or suki by the 31st of January 2016 is an offence and may incur a penalty of up to $5,000.00. Therefore, any retailer that sells tobacco products without a valid certificate on the 1st of February 2016 is committing an offence and will be subjected to court proceedings.

The Health Ministry once again reminds all tobacco products and suki vendors to register or renew and can contact the Tobacco Control Enforcement Unit (Central) Level 3, Namosi House, Amy Street, Toorak Suva on Ph: 3314988 for more information.

New Nursing Station opens in Nayavuira

 New Nursing Station opens in Nayavuira 



The Minister for Health & Medical Services Mr Jone Usamate officially opened the new nursing station at the Nayavuira village on Friday last week.

The new nursing station will provide basic health services while patients with major complications will be referred to Rakiraki subdivisional hospital.

Mr Usamate while addressing the people at the opening told them to take extra care of their health, avoid unhealthy foods and engage in physical activities.

“Your health depends on how you care about it. The consumption of excessive amounts of sugar, salt and fatty foods contribute to the high risk of contracting of NCDs and this is something you should avoid”, said Mr Usamate.

Mr Usamate further stated that the Government is firmly committed to the provision of the best medical services. However, to uphold the Ministry’s vision of a health population, the people must also take ownership of their own health by practicing healthy lifestyles.

Meanwhile the Health Ministry is hopeful that the completion of the projected healthcare facilities in 2016 and the intake of more nurses and doctors will further strengthen health service delivery across the country.