Govt to open new hot­line

$250K set aside for com­plaints.

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In a bid to pro­mote ac­count­abil­ity and bet­ter ser­vice de­liv­ery in our hos­pi­tals and health cen­tres, Govern­ment has set aside $250,000 for the open­ing of a hot­line to re­ceive com­plaints from the pub­lic. Govern­ment be­lieves it is im­por­tant to re­duce the frus­tra­tion caused to all Fi­jians by health-re­lated mat­ters. Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama made the an­nounce­ment while open­ing the 57th An­nual Shree Sanatan Dharm Pra­tinidhi Sabha Con­ven­tion at Cuvu Col­lege in Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day. He said: “We have al­lo­cated $250,000 to es­tab­lish a tele­phone hot­line to re­ceive com­plaints from the gen­eral pub­lic – a move de­signed to pro­mote ac­count­abil­ity and bet­ter ser­vice de­liv­ery in our hos­pi­tals and health cen­tres.”

For the first time here, peo­ple who believe that they haven’t been treated fairly in our health sys­tem will have some form of re­course. “I also want to em­pha­sise our ef­forts to be­come a health­ier na­tion, which I know is also a Sanatan pri­or­ity. We are giv­ing a very healthy pay rise to doc­tors in our pub­lic hos­pi­tals to keep them in the sys­tem and at­tract more talented pro­fes­sion­als into their ranks.”

Sanatan Sabha Fiji

The PM also paid trib­ute to the im­mense con­tri­bu­tion that the Sabha has made to Fiji over the years since 1928. “I want ev­ery Fi­jian to know the won­der­ful story of the Sanatan Sabha – the largest Indo-Fi­jian re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tion in Fiji – and the im­mense con­tri­bu­tion its mem­bers have made to our na­tion over the years,” the PM said. He said it was the be­gin­ning of a jour­ney that con­tin­ued to this day. He thanked the con­tri­bu­tion made to the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor in Fiji with their to­tal com­mit­ment to Govern­ment’s goal of mak­ing us a knowl­edge-based so­ci­ety – al­most 120 in­sti­tu­tions of learn­ing.

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From left: High Com­mis­sioner of In­dia to Fiji Vish­vas Vidu Sap­kal, Ratu Te­vita Makutu, Shree Sanatan Dharm Pra­tinidhi Sabha Board trustee De­wan Chand, Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama, and Shree Sanatan Dharm Pra­tinidhi Sabha of Fiji na­tional pres­i­dent Sarju Prasad at Cuvu Col­lege in Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Part of the en­ter­tain­ment yes­ter­day at Cuvu Col­lege in Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day.

Photo: Waisea Nasokia

From left: Ratu Te­vita Makutu, Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama, with Shree Sanatan Dharm Pra­tinidhi Sabha of Fiji na­tional pres­i­dent Sarju Prasad at Cuvu Col­lege in Si­ga­toka yes­ter­day.

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