Ronnie Chang, Nadi
Will Digicel Fiji, as major sponsors of the 2016 Nadi Bula Festival, together with officials of the festivals finance committee, make a firm undertaking to ensure that adequate measures are duly undertaken to ensure the full restoration of the Nadi Hospital’s paying ward to its “former glory” since its inception?
For all Nadi citizens and visitors alike, who will require such life-saving services, please! For many of us, the standard of service extended in the medical and surgical wards, are in short “grossly inadequate” in this modern day, the 21st Century.
As the Jet Set town prepares itself for the status of “City” accreditation come 2017, one shower facility to 21 patients is not acceptable. I would hate to see our honorable and hardworking Prime Minister; the Attorney-General; the Minister for Health taken ill while on tour of duty in our very congested town.
Besides, the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) was in a very sorry state of affairs when I last saw it several weeks ago. I need not go into any detail. My comments are made in absolute good faith in the fervent hope that health care service delivery is restored to acceptable levels, for the betterment of all concerned. Sadly, some infrastructure, for reasons unknown, have been allowed to “shamefully fall apart” and much-needed adequate funding become a scarcity to maintain desired levels of the hospital’s ongoing maintenance programmes.