$13m for Ba Hospital completion
Around $13 million will be allocated for the completion of the Ba Hospital. Minister for Health and Medical Services, Jone Usamate said the construction of the hospital was expected to be completed by this year. He said the hospital was an example of a partnership between Government and the private sector; a model that would also be used in other areas. “With health, you require good people, you require medicine, you require places for them to work; good buildings,” Mr Usamate said.
He said $6.3 million had been allocated for the Keiyasi Health Centre to be upgraded to a sub-divisional hospital and $2million for the extension of the Rotuma Hospital. The minister said one of the most important things they had to do was to make sure, that health centres such as the ones in Galoa, Korovisilou, and all the nursing stations in those areas would continue to be able to provide services. He mentioned that Government had set aside $2 million to make sure that those facilities were up to speed to continue their work. Edited by Rusiate Mataika