Labasa

Extension plans for Nasea Health Centre

The Nasea Health Centre in Labasa Town will soon be extended. The subdivision was selected for expansion due to the high population (70,000 people) and subsequent demand for medical services. The extension has provided more space for services such as general outpatients, special outpatients and pharmaceutical services and the Health Center receives between 200-300 patients per […]

DEPTFO

June 17, 2016 8:29 am

The Nasea Health Centre in Labasa Town will soon be extended.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usmate at the Nasea Health Centre.(DEPFTO)
Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate at the Nasea Health Centre.(DEPFTO)

The subdivision was selected for expansion due to the high population (70,000 people) and subsequent demand for medical services.

The extension has provided more space for services such as general outpatients, special outpatients and pharmaceutical services and the Health Center receives between 200-300 patients per day and also shares the workload of the Labasa Hospital special outpatient services.

Plans are under way to introduce the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) clinic for children under 5 years, which will reduce patient transfer from one building to another and be more convenient for patients.

The Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate visited the Health Centre yesterday, where he was briefed on the services available.

Minister Usamate was impressed with the well-thought idea of centralising the medical services for the comfort of patients.

USAMATE: “I applaud the efforts of the health team here in the North to improve the quality of the services as we must be mindful of the needs of the people and provide the best health services.”

The Ministry of Health remains committed to providing an affordable, equitable and accessible health care service to all Fijians.

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