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’

Fiji Sun - - Fiji Today - CHRIS­TINE NIKOLA

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

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