New Duplex to Serve Nurses, Doctors
The new duplex of the Naduri Health Centre in Macuata will be committed to provide better accommodation and a friendly environment, says Macuata Provincial Administrator Semi Kuru.
During the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday at Naduri Mr Kuru said the duplex would be occupied by nurses and doctors who would work at the centre. Naduri is about 30 kilometres from Labasa Town.
Currently, there are three nurses sharing one staff housing while a medical officer is stationed near the centre serving a population of more than 3700 people from nine villages, 40 settlements, three primary schools and one secondary school.
“The new premises will allow necessary flexibility to foster interaction and communication both among the staff and community,” Mr Kuru said.
“At the same time the new premises will reflect values, integrity, excellence and transparency that are essential to our activities. “Today’s ceremony marks the transition from planning to reality. A lot of time was spent in planning and discussion with relevant parties in getting this project.”
The project was initiated by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services through collaboration with the vanua, the district office of Seaqaqa, provincial office and the office of the Commissioner Northern in 2015. “Our common goal is to make sure that the new duplex will come to reality to provide for our nurses and doctors,” he said.
“We are also committed to ecological sustainability and the premises will be environmentally friendly.” Savusavu Hire Services Limited director Rajesh Prasad said he was happy to receive this contract. “Ten staff members have been appointed to finish building the
Chief guest Macuata Provincial Administrator Semi Kuru (third from the right), with medical professionals, villagers and guests during the groundbreaking ceremony of Naduri Health Centre duplex on May 16, 2018.