$13m for Ba Hos­pi­tal com­ple­tion

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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

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