Minister for Health-Dr Ifereimi Waqainabete says one of the main reason people have to wait for long hours in the various Health centers and Hospitals is due to the current surge of the Acute Febrile Virus in the various Divisions.
He says Health officials are tasked to ensure all processes are followed in terms of every Fijian that comes into their vicinity.
“Recently we’ve had an unprecedented surge in our Health facility this is all related to Acute febrile illness which is the acute viral infection which is happening within predominately in the central division, now we begin to see a surge also happening in the Western Division. Our Health officials have been tasked to ensure the due process is followed in terms of every Fijian that comes to the Vicinity is seen” Waqainabete says they follow a system where the sickest patients are seen first. He added with the new 200 Intern Nurses that will now be absorbed into the Ministry, this will boost the workforce in the Health Sector.