Claims of healing water to be investigated
‘People went up to the dam to bath and wash their eye and within days the virus would disappear’
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services will investigate claims of alleged healing water in the village of Natadradave in Dawasamu,Tailevu. This was confirmed by Assistant Minister of Health and Medical Services, Veena Bhatnagar. Ms Bhatnagar said a sample of water would be tested to confirm if there are presents of healing components in the thematic mineral water.
This was after Fiji Sun received interest from members of the public to investigate the claims of the alleged healing water. Natadradave village Headman, Tomasi Naisoso claimed the mineral water from the mountains of Natadradave village had worked its wonders on the villages after Tropical Cyclone Winston in March. “We asked the landowners, the district of Voni in the province of Dawasamu, if we could have a dam on their land in the mountains,” he said. “The Chinese Gold Rock Investment Ltd were also building their dam so the landowners agreed to our request. “We have an old dam and during hot weather it dries up and we have to go to the river to fetch water.” Mr Naisoso further claimed that people started noticing the powers of the healing water after the outbreak of the conjunctivitis virus or cika virus in March. “People went up to the dam to bath and wash their eye and within days the virus would disappear.
“Other diseases in the village were healed, some took a few days while others took weeks. “We can’t explain, people were healed and the word spread quickly to other people.” Mr Nasoso said a lot of people have found out on Facebook and have come from all walks of life to try out the healing water. “We don’t accept money or gift for in exchange for the healing water, you just come with your bottle and a bit of faith for the healing to take its course. “We believe this is from God and we would like to share it with everyone and it will be up to him to stop the water.” Mr Nasoso said there are 27 households in his villages that have become full every day. “People come and stay in our houses until they get better.” He said the healing water service opens from 4am to 10pm weekly. Viliame Saulala, Cicia in Lau claims he was partial blind for three years and after bathing in the healing water he was able to see clearly again. “Also, we seek the Government’s assistance in building a community hall for shelter from people who travel to the village to use the water.”
Edited by Maraia Vula