Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete received personal protective equipment worth more than $13,000 from the Chinese community in Fiji for COVID-19 health workers.
Speaking at the event, Minister Waqainabete thanked the Chinese community for their support and their hearty contribution during this crisis.
“It is heartening to note that people have donated from their own pockets, even children, to the cause that is before us and for that we are truly grateful,” Minister Waqainabete said.
“We have seem to have won the first part of the battle but it is not finished yet and as long as this virus is rampant around the world we have to make sure that our guards are lifted at all times and that we are always cautious moving forward,” he stressed.
“We have been able to get so far because everyone has filled their path and we’ve had very strong leadership by the Honorable Prime Minister and my senior colleagues in Cabinet in decisive decisions made to protect this nation.”