Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji

09/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2021 16:26


SUVA - Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama this morning visited the COVID-19 Emergency Operation Centres in Suva.
Accompanied by the Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete, Prime Minister Bainimarama started his visit at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Department in the Colonial War Memorial (CWM) Hospital where he met with ENT specialists.
Whilst taking the Prime Minister through the operations of the CWM Hospital, the Acting Medical Superintendent of the CWM Hospital and Head of the Fiji Emergency Medical Assistance Team (FEMAT), Dr. Luke Nasedra said the visit by the Prime Minister has been a confidence booster for the front-liners who have been actively combatting the second wave of the corona virus in Fiji.
The Prime Minister also visited the FEMAT Command Center at the ANZ National Stadium, the Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Civil Service Training Centre in Nasese as well as the Immediate Care Facility at the National Gymnasium.
During these visits, the Prime Minister was able to witness first-hand the response efforts of front-line workers in ensuring that Fijians who need care are being provided for. These support include ambulance response, emergency calls through the 158 and 165 toll-free helpline and immediate care for COVID-19 positive patients.
The Minister for Health and Medical Services, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete said the Prime Minister's visit has surely inspired front-line workers. Additionally the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is grateful for the support rendered by other government Ministries towards Fiji's fight against COVID-19.
Prime Minister Bainimarama conveyed his appreciation to all front-line health care workers, civil servants, volunteers and members of the disciplined forces at the Operation Centres and thanked them for their efforts in trying to make Fiji safe again.