Health

Works begin on Naulu health centre

Residents of Naulu and Nakasi can expect improved health services after civil works on two major sites began in the area.  The Minister for Health and  Medical Services Jone Usamate said works to the Naulu Health Centre and the construction of the Makoi low-risk maternity unit should be completed by December  “These two projects have commenced […]

Staff Writers

January 19, 2016 6:42 am

Residents of Naulu and Nakasi can expect improved health services after civil works on two major sites began in the area. 

Minister of Health, Hon. Jone Usamate briefed on the Naulu Health Center project. PHOTO: Ministry of Health.
Minister of Health, Hon. Jone Usamate briefed on the Naulu Health Center project.
PHOTO: Ministry of Health.

The Minister for Health and  Medical Services Jone Usamate said works to the Naulu Health Centre and the construction of the Makoi low-risk maternity unit should be completed by December

 “These two projects have commenced and I am glad to see them earmarked to finish this year. Makoi low-risk maternity unit is scheduled to be completed in September, and Naulu Health Center in December”.

Usamate said proper health service is important for people living in these areas.

“These areas are some of the most densely populated areas in the country, and proper access to health facilities for people living in these areas is important”.

The new Naulu Health Center will include X-ray facilities as well as dentistry and specialised clinics.
The upcoming 10 bed Makoi low-risk maternity unit will assist in relieving Nausori Health Center and CWM as it will cater to the population in the area.

Works at the Naulu Health Centre will cost approximately $4,110,416.87 while the Makoi low-risk maternity unit is being built at a cost of just over $6 million.

Meanwhile, other construction works in the Health Ministry include improvements to the new Ba and Nausori Hospitals.

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