Minister for Health and Medical Services, Rosy Akbar this morning officially opened and handed over the newly reconstructed and upgraded Koro Maternal and Child Health Centre to the people of Koro.
The handover, is a joint project funded by the Australian Government following Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.
The Minister highlighted that the collaboration with the Australian Government had doubled Fiji’s strength in terms of rebuilding efforts.
“The new MCH clinic will also empower our health staff to rigorously reach out to as many communities through public awareness and community outreach programs on Safe Motherhood and health development.
The Koro Health Centre that is inclusive of this new MCH clinic will be manned by 1 doctor and 3 nurses.”
The new wing includes a delivery room and an antenatal clinic, and has been built to withstand category 5 cyclonic wind speeds. It will also act as a safe haven in the event of an emergency.