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Assistant health minister commends nurses’ work

The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Veena Bhatnagar commended the nurses for the delivery of timely and efficient services to the people of Fiji and urged them to continue the good work they are doing. Hon. Bhatnagar while opening the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration at the CWM Hospital said that nurses […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

May 13, 2016 10:00 am

The Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Veena Bhatnagar commended the nurses for the delivery of timely and efficient services to the people of Fiji and urged them to continue the good work they are doing.

Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services, Hon. Veena Bhatnagar at the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration in Suva yesterday. (DEPFTO)
Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services, Hon. Veena Bhatnagar at the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration in Suva yesterday. (DEPFTO)

Hon. Bhatnagar while opening the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration at the CWM Hospital said that nurses are a group of very special professionals in any health care system.

BHATNAGAR: “Nurses make up the largest portion of the health workforce, and their services cut across the broad spectrum of health. Nurses can be the cornerstone and stepping stone to improving our health system and service delivery.”

“I applaud each one of you for holding the fort and moving forward, well focused on achieving your goals and your vision and the oath that you have sworn, to uphold what you ought to do.”

Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services, Hon. Veena Bhatnagar with nurses at the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration in Suva yesterday. (DEPFTO)
Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services, Hon. Veena Bhatnagar with nurses at the 2016 International Nurses Day celebration in Suva yesterday. (DEPFTO)

She further said that the resilience showed by the nurses after TC Winston was another milestone in the service as they continued to deliver despite difficult circumstances.

Nursing Services in Fiji Director,┬áSilina Waqa reiterated government’s commitment to increase the nurses intake by 200 staff over the next two years, bringing the number of nurses in Fiji to well over 3000.

The celebrations were followed by a symposium as the nurses were refreshed with the call for service delivery.

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