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350 more medics join health system

More doctors and nurses join the health workforce in the coming months in the Government’s bid to improve our public health system. Minister for Health & Medical Services, Jone Usamate  told local media he was pleased to be able to facilitate the inclusion of 200 new nurses and 150 new doctors into health facilities nationwide. […]

Peni Shute

January 16, 2016 12:11 pm

More doctors and nurses join the health workforce in the coming months in the Government’s bid to improve our public health system.

Minister for Health, Jone Usamate. PHOTO: www.youtube.com
Minister for Health, Jone Usamate.
PHOTO: www.youtube.com

Minister for Health & Medical Services, Jone Usamate  told local media he was pleased to be able to facilitate the inclusion of 200 new nurses and 150 new doctors into health facilities nationwide.

This year, we will be working towards the ratio of one doctor to 1000 patients. The most important thing we need is people to deal with people. If we have more doctors, we can help more people.

Usamate this week issued a reminder to new nursing graduates that the nursing employment process would be completed by the end of February, in response to queries about postings.

The minister said all new nursing graduates must first complete the Fiji Nursing Council Registration Exam then serve as an intern at one of the nations three divisional hospitals; Colonial War Memorial, Lautoka or Labasa hospital.

Usamate thanked local doctors and nurses for their contribution towards national health goals.

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