New Du­plex to Serve Nurses, Doc­tors

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SHRATIKA NAIDU

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

Photo:Shratika Naidu

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.

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