1 Mar 2011

Fiji Health officials give assurance over clinics

8:37 pm on 1 March 2011

Health officials in Fiji are assuring the public that outpatient services at clinics in the Central Division match those previously provided by Suva's Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

As of today the hospital has stopped providing general outpatient services, but is continuing to see people with conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Peni Namotu, says there's been great concern among the public at the change, but he says it's not the case that a big hospital means better care.

"We are assuring the public that there's the same standard of services and there doesn't need to be a panic and complaints but it is the same service as provided at the CWM Hospital that will be provided at health centres Central Division."

Fiji ministry of health media liaison, Peni Namotu.

The ministry has made the move to limit the spread of disease into the country's main hospital and because of plans to extend surgery services there.